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Thu Jul 16, 2015, 09:53 AM

Wisconsin Supreme Court halts John Doe probe against Walker

Source: WBAY, ABC affiliate in Green Bay, WI

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has handed Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker a major victory by ending an investigation into whether the governor’s 2012 recall campaign coordinated illegally with conservative groups.


Read more: http://wbay.com/2015/07/16/wisconsin-supreme-court-halts-john-doe-probe-against-walker/



Walker's cronies at the Wisconsin Supreme Court got this corrupt bastard off the hook here.

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Reply Wisconsin Supreme Court halts John Doe probe against Walker (Original post)
Archae Jul 2015 OP
awake Jul 2015 #1
fredamae Jul 2015 #7
Sunlei Jul 2015 #8
MillennialDem Jul 2015 #11
happyslug Jul 2015 #20
MillennialDem Jul 2015 #24
happyslug Jul 2015 #27
former9thward Jul 2015 #29
bjobotts Jul 2015 #25
onehandle Jul 2015 #2
geardaddy Jul 2015 #9
turbinetree Jul 2015 #3
SmittynMo Jul 2015 #4
Scuba Jul 2015 #5
fredamae Jul 2015 #6
Still In Wisconsin Jul 2015 #10
Yo_Mama Jul 2015 #12
lutefisk Jul 2015 #13
rladdi Jul 2015 #14
cosmicone Jul 2015 #15
Botany Jul 2015 #16
Still In Wisconsin Jul 2015 #18
Botany Jul 2015 #21
GoneFishin Jul 2015 #28
snacker Jul 2015 #17
jwirr Jul 2015 #19
calimary Jul 2015 #22
lark Jul 2015 #23
mountain grammy Jul 2015 #26
Barbara With Jul 2015 #30

Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 09:57 AM

1. Does anyone know can this be taken to a higher court?

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Response to awake (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 10:19 AM

8. sure it can. I don't know what group brought this case and if they have plans and funds to contine

Its really expensive to fight against government officials in court, even if the Lawyers your group has, work for free.

It could take years even if the group keeps after the criminal. Walker knows that.

Walker-Koch people may even 'file a court case' just so Walker can silence witnesses and use the BS line when questioned by the press as he campaigns....

"sorry I can't comment about a court case"

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Response to awake (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 10:32 AM

11. Yes. Why wouldn't it be able to? Things only stop at the US supreme court (and even then, not

 

really because SCOTUS can overrule itself. Though they rarely do).

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Response to awake (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 11:58 AM

20. Is this an issue of State Law or Federal Law?

 

From what I have read it is an matter of STATE LAW and if that is the case, there is no appeal. If it is an issue of Federal Law, people could file in Federal court and go up the entire federal court system, but only on issue of FEDERAL LAW, not state law.

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Response to happyslug (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 02:40 PM

24. One can always appeal. Whether the SCOTUS will hear it or not is another matter. The argument would

 

likely be bias/corruption, since the conservative judges in WI were also funded by club for growth.

SCOTUS has already ruled that a judge must recuse him or herself if there is a conflict of interest, so this is one argument that could be made.

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Response to MillennialDem (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 04:06 PM

27. The Supreme Court will ONLY hear if a Federal Issue is at stake....

 

And this was a STATE INVESTIGATION of a violation of STATE LAW. Thus no Federal issue, no Federal jurisdiction over the case.

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Response to MillennialDem (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 08:35 PM

29. No it can't be appealed.

SCOTUS has no jurisdiction over state law issues. No credible lawyer would make a useless appeal.

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Response to awake (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 03:09 PM

25. Can't the DoJ Attorney General take up the investigation?

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 09:58 AM

2. 'Republican Candidate For President Successfully Covers Up Crimes'

Fixed that headline.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 10:31 AM

9. Nice one.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 10:01 AM

3. FEC

and the Department of Justice I believe can step in, he is not really immune under the federal statues since they are worked side by side in all investigations.
This really is in the federal appeals court to override this--------------what a scum bag judicial system in Wisconsin, it really is corrupt---no wonder there ranked 38th in job creation and
#1 in organized crime


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 10:04 AM

4. Really makes ya wonder

how much $$ it took for the Koch brothers to cover this up.

Don't forget. The 1% is buying this country.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 10:10 AM

6. Who's His "Daddy(s)"? Hmmmm n/t

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 10:32 AM

10. Sad but unsurprising.

 

A majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court are bought and paid for Walker supporters. This is why it was such a big deal when David "the Madison Strangler" Prosser miraculously "won" his re-election over Kloppenberg when what's her name in Waukesha County miraculously "found" a few thousand votes for Prosser on her laptop after it appeared he had been defeated.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is as dirty as any court in any banana republic third world country you want to pick. The conservatives all took huge amounts of money from Plaintiffs in this case and still refused to recuse themselves. My home state is a joke. If you want to know a huge reason why Walker keeps getting his way, look no further than the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 10:46 AM

12. No, this was as unconstitutional as it gets

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 10:47 AM

13. Prosser quote on why recusal unneccessary

From the NYT
Several of the same outside groups that were accused of coordinating with Mr. Walker in the recall elections previously spent millions of dollars backing Justice Prosser, a former Republican state lawmaker, and his conservative colleagues in recent elections, according to an analysis by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan group, though some of the outside groups dispute those findings...

In an interview, Justice Prosser declined to discuss the Walker campaign case, but spoke generally of the factors involved in making a recusal decision, including the timetable of contributions in support of a judge’s campaign.

“The effect of even large contributions can wear off after a reasonable amount of time has passed so long as it doesn’t involve a case that was pending at the time the contribution was made,” Justice Prosser said. “Timing is a very significant factor recognized by all legal experts.” (March 28, 2015)

Government in Wisconsin is broken.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 11:00 AM

14. This happens in all the court cases by GOP judges.

Our current courts and judges have given the GOP the go ahead to hijack the nation.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 11:03 AM

15. This will not end well for Walker.

 

This only sprays deodorizer on the stink ... the stink will eventually win. If Walker was not running for POTUS, it could have been hushed up but if he gets the nomination, some reporter/s would want to uncover what happened and make a career.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 11:03 AM

16. waukesha county's "help" in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election pays off for the Kochs and Walker

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Response to Botany (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 11:27 AM

18. Kathy, dear Kathy

 

Bring us some votes!

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 12:05 PM

21. Lots of people "find" an entire city's votes in their own P.C. 2 days after the election

And now the judge that got "that help" now helps to cover Walker from criminal charges.

Bottom line in many cases republicans stay in power by elcetion fraud
and dirty judges.

BTW I will never believe that Scott Walker won his recall vote.

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Response to Botany (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 08:19 PM

28. I never will believe it either. Right wingers always cheat. It's in their DNA.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 11:10 AM

17. Did Walker Gang Just Use $10 Million ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card?

http://onewisconsinnow.org/press/did-walker-gang-just-use-10-million-get-out-of-jail-free-card/


"Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and outside groups accused of illegally coordinating campaign activities were let off the hook today by a four justices of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. The four justices whose opinion halts an investigation and possible prosecution of Walker’s campaign and allies and orders records to be destroyed were the beneficiaries of at least $10 million in campaign spending by parties named in the investigation."

Damn.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 11:55 AM

19. The people will not be fooled. I don't know about the rest of you but if a candidate has even a hint

of illegal activity and does not have it cleared up through legal investigations I would not vote for them. Walker, Christie, Perry ......


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 12:42 PM

22. I would hope an example like this one - where the offender was able to pack the court beforehand

would be motivation enough NOT to sit this one out next November, when it's time to choose the next President. Even if one's preferred candidate did not happen to survive primary season.

THIS is what can happen if a CON gets back into the White House.

You think for one instant that a president scott walker would appoint anybody like a Sonya Sotomayor or an Elena Kagan to the high bench? THINK ABOUT IT.

BECAUSE we had the two of them in there, we were able to get some recent rulings we could celebrate on the issue of the ACA, marriage equality, and fair housing. If either mccain or romney had won, there'd be no way on God's Green Earth that we'd have had two additional liberal-leaning associate justices on the Supreme Court. No chance in hell.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 12:52 PM

23. I bet they were well compensated for this action.

They obviously have no moral base at all either. They and Walker make me totally sick!!!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 03:14 PM

26. Their salaries are paid by the people,

The 1% pays for their decisions.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 05:45 PM

30. Sign a petition to the White House to investigate this

If we get 100,000 signatures, it will be escalated to Obama and the D of J. We have to try....

http://wcmcoop.com/2015/07/20/action-alert-sign-petition-asking-president-obama-to-continue-john-doe-ii-investigation-in-wisconsin/

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