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Rudolph Randa

May 23, 2014

John Doe ruling alters campaign terrain

There seemed to be no doubt about it: The conduct that state Senate President Mike Ellis, R-Neenah, was recently caught on tape discussing – creating an outside group to attack his Democratic opponent – is against the law.

May 16, 2014

Prosecutors object to keeping probe records secret (UPDATE)

Prosecutors overseeing the investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and other conservative groups are objecting to a request that some of the records in the case remain secret.

May 15, 2014

Prosecutors want to revive Walker investigation (UPDATE)

Prosecutors asked a federal appeals court on Thursday to allow an investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker and other conservative groups to proceed while they appeal an order that halted the probe.

May 14, 2014

View from around the state: Judge’s John Doe statements endorse twisted campaign system

A federal judge's order to stop a John Doe investigation into whether some conservative organizations illegally coordinated campaign financing with Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign in 2011 and 2012 has puzzled some in the legal community.

May 8, 2014

Legal wrangling continues over Walker probe (UPDATE)

A convoluted legal fight over an investigation that has dogged Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for years shows no signs of ending soon, despite a pair of legal wins this week for the first-term Republican who is weighing a presidential run.

May 8, 2014

Deal reached to kill campaign funding limits

The state of Wisconsin agreed Thursday to stop enforcing a cap on how much people can donate in total to candidates running for office, ending a federal lawsuit and bringing state law in line with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

May 8, 2014

Appeals court delays Walker’s big win

Prosecutors investigating Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and conservative groups that supported him won a victory Wednesday with a federal appeals court ruling that, at least for now, blocks a judge's ruling that halted the probe.

Apr 9, 2014

Federal judge refuses to toss John Doe lawsuit

A federal judge in Milwaukee says a lawsuit seeking to stop a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and recent recall campaigns can continue.

Mar 14, 2014

Secret probe filings: Judge sees nothing improper (UPDATE)

The judge overseeing a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and recent recall campaigns said in a ruling earlier this year he doesn't think anybody did anything wrong, according to court documents.

Feb 12, 2014

Milwaukee archdiocese proposes $4M for victims

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has proposed setting aside $4 million to compensate the victims of clergy sexual abuse in its bankruptcy reorganization plan, according to a statement provided to The Associated Press.

Dec 13, 2013

‘Porn troll’ attorney fined in Eastern District

A Geneva, Ill. attorney representing a so-called “porn troll” in a plethora of federal lawsuits has been fined $600 Thursday for including exhibits in cases that a Milwaukee federal judge said were meant to embarrass defendants.

Nov 5, 2013

Wis. judges raise concerns over pornography ‘copyright troll’ (UPDATE)

A so-called “porn troll” has filed 60 lawsuits in Wisconsin’s federal courts since February, accusing Internet users of illegally downloading erotic movies.


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