UPDATE, May 8, 2014: John Doe II halted again.
Leftists are rejoicing - for now.
The U.S. 7th District Court of Appeals declared yesterday that the witch hunt can continue, screw the First Amendment.
The U.S. 7th District Court of Appeals put a hold on a lower court ruling that would have ended a John Doe investigation into illegal coordination between conservative issue groups and Republican campaigns during the 2012 recall elections.It is not good that John Doe II is considered Mary Burke's best hope for defeating Governor Walker as he goes for the three-peat.
That hold came late Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa ordered the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office to stop the investigation and destroy all evidence related to it.
...The investigation, known as John Doe II (because it follows the Milwaukee County DA's John Doe investigation into the Milwaukee County Executive's Office), is seen as a possible stumbling block for Governor Walker's reelection campaign if anything damaging is discovered and released to the public.
...John Doe II is seen by many as Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Mary Burke's best chance to find new ammunition she can use to take Walker down in November.
Mary Burke is the Democrats' problem. (She won't say she'll repeal Act 10, if elected. Shhhh! Don't tell anyone!)
What's really troubling to me is that the appellate court is permitting the infringement of civil rights.
...The 7th District Appeals Court ordered attorneys for Milwaukee County prosecutors to submit a brief on their appeal by June 16th. The hold on the lower court decision will remain in place until the appellate court makes its own ruling, allowing the investigation to continue and allowing prosecutors to hold on to the evidence they've collected.John Chisholm's so-called John Doe investigation wasn't a factor in Walker's last election, the second time he defeated Tom Barrett in the race for governor.
The so-called John Doe was Tom Barrett's only hope and he went down in flames.
Wisconsinites understand what the Democrats are doing. It's a witch hunt. We didn't buy the insanity the first time. We certainly won't buy it the second time.
I hope the country understands what's happening, that citizens here are being abused and harassed.
Our rights are under attack.
Vote for Mary Burke because she would... JOHN DOE!
What a plan for improving life for Wisconsinites! What a vision!