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John Doe investigation

Mar 16, 2017

Federal judge dismisses Walker-related John Doe lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against investigators and former state officials involved in a now-halted secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign.

Jan 23, 2017

High court makes some Walker probe papers public

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday ordered the release of documents from John Doe investigations of Gov. Scott Walker and his associates relating to Walker's time as Milwaukee county executive and then governor.

Dec 22, 2016

Assembly committee OKs investigation into John Doe leaks

The state Assembly has authorized Attorney General Brad Schimel to investigate how evidence collected during a secret investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign was leaked to a newspaper.

Dec 16, 2016

Grand jury likely to investigate John Doe leak

The Wisconsin Department of Justice will likely convene a grand jury to investigate a leak of evidence collected during a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign circumvented state campaign finance law, Attorney General Brad Schimel said Thursday.

Nov 22, 2016

Supreme Court rejects call for investigation into leaks

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejected calls to investigate the leak of evidence collected in a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker and conservative allies.

Oct 27, 2016

Attorney general asks for investigation into Walker leaks

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the state Supreme Court to appoint someone to investigate the leak to the Guardian newspaper of evidence collected in a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign to fight off a recall.

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Oct 9, 2016

Attorneys demand return of John Doe documents, investigation

Attorneys who fought a now-closed probe into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to order prosecutors to return all documents seized in the case and order an investigation into who leaked some of them to a newspaper.

Oct 3, 2016

US Supreme Court sides with state court, Walker investigation won’t be reopened (UPDATE)

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to reopen a long-stalled investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 campaign against a recall effort, permanently ending a probe that had dogged the Republican even as he launched a brief presidential bid last year.

Sep 27, 2016

View from around the state: The ethical collapse of Justices Michael Gableman and David Prosser

As he engaged in a desperate hunt for national money to help Republicans retain control of the Wisconsin Senate in a series of 2011 recall elections, Gov. Scott Walker reached out to Karl Rove.

Sep 23, 2016

Walker questions need for more DAs

Gov. Scott Walker is questioning the need for more county district attorneys if prosecutors continue to pursue a secret investigation into his recall campaign after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the case.

Sep 15, 2016

Walker says nothing illegal about campaign donations (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker insisted Thursday that there was nothing illegal about corporate leaders' donations to a conservative group that helped him and Republican legislators fend off efforts to recall them from office.

May 27, 2016

Walker aide’s attorney promises appeal of federal ruling

A federal judge's ruling rejecting a lawsuit by a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who accused prosecutors of overstepping their constitutional authority will be appealed, the woman's attorney said Friday.


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