HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Scott Walker Gubernatoria...

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 01:32 PM

Scott Walker Gubernatorial campaign probe halted

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/17/us/wisconsin-court-to-rule-on-inquiry-involving-scott-walkers-2012-campaign.html?_r=0


The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a criminal investigation into allegations of coordination between conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 campaign cannot continue.

The decision of the court, which was divided, ends the specter of a criminal investigation as Mr. Walker pursues the Republican nomination for president. Mr. Walker, who has won three elections for governor over the last five years including a recall challenge in 2012, officially announced his bid on Monday.

“To be clear,” Thursday’s ruling reads, “this conclusion ends the John Doe investigation because the special prosecutor’s legal theory is unsupported in either reason or law. Consequently, the investigation is closed.”

Legal experts said the special prosecutor, Francis D. Schmitz, could appeal the decision to the United States Supreme Court. A lawyer for Mr. Schmitz was not available for comment on Thursday morning.

2 replies, 719 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Scott Walker Gubernatorial campaign probe halted (Original post)
pepperbear Jul 2015 OP
dembotoz Jul 2015 #1
ananda Jul 2015 #2

Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 01:48 PM

1. as expected

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 01:50 PM

2. Another Fifth Circuit

Geez, I didn't know Wisconsin had fixed the courts too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread