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Jul 23, 2014

Appeals court asks unnamed parties for information

A federal appeals court is asking two unnamed parties related to an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and other conservative groups to explain why they are entitled to remain anonymous.

Jul 9, 2014

Judge orders probe documents unsealed

A federal appellate judge has ordered the unsealing of two sets of documents filed in a lawsuit challenging a secret investigation into possible coordination between Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and conservative groups.

Jul 2, 2014

Prosecutors want more time on John Doe filings (UPDATE)

Prosecutors, a conservative group and two unnamed parties have asked a federal judge for more time to review documents that could be made public in a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and right-leaning organizations violated campaign finance law.

Jun 20, 2014

Judge declines to unseal more Walker probe records

A federal judge has rejected a request by five media groups to unseal the entire record in a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin Club for Growth against prosecutors investigating the conservative group, Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and others.

Jun 10, 2014

Appeals court: Judge had authority to halt probe

A federal appellate panel ruled Monday that a judge had the authority to issue a preliminary order halting a secret investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker and other conservative groups.

Jun 4, 2014

New filings detail reasons for John Doe investigation’s secrecy (UPDATE)

Court filings made public Wednesday related to the John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and conservative groups show prosecutors sought to keep the probe secret to avoid publicity, which they feared could hinder or taint their work.

Jun 2, 2014

Judges question use of archdiocese trust fund (UPDATE)

Federal appeals court judges on Monday questioned the bankrupt Archdiocese of Milwaukee's claim that it needs all the money in a $55 million trust fund to maintain its cemeteries and asked whether some could be used to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse without violating the Catholic faith.

Jun 2, 2014

Candid courtroom: Outspoken judges prompt criticism, admiration

Not every judge would feel comfortable writing in an opinion that “the sight of a shackled litigant is apt to make jurors think they’re dealing with a mad dog.”

Jun 1, 2014

Judge offers clarity in preliminary injunction

A judge has provided some clarification on his order that halted an investigation of Gov. Scott Walker and conservative groups.

May 30, 2014

Club for Growth sues state elections board (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Club for Growth filed a lawsuit Friday against the state board that oversees elections, arguing that it exceeded its authority and violated the group's rights by investigating "virtually every conservative-leaning group in Wisconsin."

May 29, 2014

Club for Growth to oppose prosecutor request (UPDATE)

The attorney for a conservative group being investigated along with Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign said Thursday he will object to the lead investigator's request for a federal judge to clarify his order halting the probe.

May 28, 2014

Source: Walker’s attorney in talks to end campaign probe (UPDATE)

A person close to an investigation of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and other conservative groups said Wednesday that Walker's attorney is talking with the lead investigator about a possible settlement that would end the probe.


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