Court Set to Release John Doe Documents in Walker Investigation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, WI (AP) - A federal appeals court is poised to release nearly three dozen files in a lawsuit over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and a host of conservative groups.

Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the recall.

The prosecutors are using a so-called John Doe procedure in which information is tightly controlled.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa has halted the probe after Wisconsin Club for Growth alleged in a lawsuit that the investigation violates the conservative groups' rights.

The prosecutors have asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review Randa's decision.

The court plans to release 34 electronic files of sealed documents in the case on Tuesday unless someone files a motion seeking to keep the records secret.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus