Leaked Documents Show Court's Dismissal of the John Doe Was Based on a False Premise

CMD analysis finds dark money ads attributed to groups that coordinated with Governor Walker and his agents constituted express advocacy--not "issue" advocacy

Supreme Cover-Up: How the Wisconsin Justice System Failed in the Walker John Doe

Independent courts are supposed to be a check on the corruption of the political system.

Scott Walker John Doe Document Leak: 10 Illuminating Emails

In the recall fights of 2011-2012, Walker played by a different set of rules.

Scott Walker John Doe: Corporate Checks Fueled Coordinated Campaign

Documents released by the Guardian indicate that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may have solicited and received corporate checks for the 2011 Senate recall fight and his own 2012 recall election.

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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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