Wisconsin: special prosecutor raids Walker supporters

by Walter Olson on November 16, 2013

A secret special prosecutor wielding “kitchen-sink” subpoenas takes aim at persons and groups who supported Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his recent showdown with public employee unions. “The probe began in the office of Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf, though no one will publicly claim credit for appointing Mr. Schmitz, the special prosecutor. The investigation is taking place under Wisconsin’s John Doe law, which bars a subpoena’s targets from disclosing its contents to anyone but his attorneys. … [Wisconsin Club for Growth director Eric O'Keefe] adds that at least three of the targets had their homes raided at dawn, with law-enforcement officers turning over belongings to seize computers and files.” [WSJ "Review and Outlook"]

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1 Doug 11.16.13 at 4:43 pm

try try again.

2 David Woodbury 11.17.13 at 10:12 pm

…the right to face his accuser…

3 Mike 11.18.13 at 11:16 am

No one expects Mr. Schmitz!

4 wfjag 11.20.13 at 3:21 pm

Apparently suit has been filed challenging the appointment of the Special Prosecutor, and the legality of the searches. See, Lawsuit: No basis for anti-Walker ‘John Doe’ probe, http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/19/lawsuit-no-basis-for-anti-walker-john-doe-probe/

Unfortunately, I have not found a copy of the Petition on-line.

And, in the fight against government over-reach, it appears that Louisiana has secured a small victory against DOJ. DOJ has dropped its changed the demand in its suit against Louisiana’s school voucher program be ended to that all vouchers be subject to a 45 day legal review by federal officials. See, GOP wins one for blue-collar parents in Louisiana, http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/19/gop-wins-one-for-blue-collar-parents-in-louisiana/

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