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John Doe investigation

Apr 6, 2018

Wisconsin Supreme Court punts on John Doe records fight

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is punting for now on an ongoing fight over records collected during the now-closed secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker and Republican groups.

Dec 27, 2017

Foxconn, explosion, budget, misconduct top stories of 2017

Foxconn's arrival. A fatal explosion. A late state budget. Sexual misconduct in the Legislature. Wisconsin saw another tumultuous year in 2017. Here's a look at the biggest stories in the state in the past 12 months:

Dec 20, 2017

Vos says he’d like to see closure of John Doe issues

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he's open to an expanded investigation into how former workers at the now-defunct Government Accountability Board handled secret John Doe investigations involving Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans.

Dec 19, 2017

Judge says he shouldn’t have released ethics probe details

A judge who released previously unknown details about an ethics investigation into Republican office holders and others said Monday that he had made a mistake letting that information become public.

Dec 18, 2017

John Doe investigations Q&A

The saga of John Doe investigations related to Gov. Scott Walker never seems to end, with new twists last week from a report by Attorney General Brad Schimel.

Dec 12, 2017

Schimel stands by Walker probe report, despite criticisms (UPDATE)

Wisconsin ethics and elections officials are expected to respond to what they have said are inaccuracies in a report by Attorney General Brad Schimel about a now-closed secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.

Dec 8, 2017

Judge assigned Doe case withdraws

The deep partisan divide over a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall reignited this week after the release of a Department of Justice investigative report that said those who seized personal emails from scores of Republicans and didn't keep them secure should be held in contempt.

Dec 8, 2017

Partisan divide deepens over Walker investigation (UPDATE)

The deep partisan divide over a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall reignited this week after the release of a Department of Justice investigative report that said those who seized personal emails from scores of Republicans and didn't keep them secure should be held in contempt.

Dec 7, 2017

Schimel defends not asking journalist for source of leak

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel didn't ask a journalist to reveal who leaked documents to him that were collected during the investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's campaign out of respect for the reporter's free-speech rights, Schimel's spokesman said Thursday.

Dec 7, 2017

Schimel defends not asking journalist for source of leak

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel didn't ask a journalist to reveal who leaked documents to him that were collected during the investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's campaign out of respect for the reporter's free speech rights, Schimel's spokesman said Thursday.

Dec 6, 2017

No criminal charges following John Doe leak investigation (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is not recommending the filing of any criminal charges following its investigation of a leak of information collected during a now-closed secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.

Aug 29, 2017

Former Walker aide loses federal appeal

A former aide to Gov. Scott Walker has lost an appeal of a federal court ruling rejecting her lawsuit alleging that prosecutors in the now-closed John Doe investigation overstepped their constitutional authority.

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