I don’t know where this goes next. Is this the last place that a John Doe can be considered or does the DA have the authority or wherewhithal to appeal a ruling like this?
U.S. District Judge Rudolf Randa issued the 26-page decision late Tuesday, calling on prosecutors to immediately stop the long-running investigation into possible illegal coordination between the various groups.
“The Defendants must cease all activities related to the investigation, return all property ceased (sic) in the investigation from any individual or organization, and permanently destroy all copies of information and other materials obtained through the investigation,” Randa wrote.
“Plaintiffs and others are herby relieved of any and every duty under Wisconsin law to cooperate further with Defendants’ investigation,” he wrote.
So it’s going to be ‘business as usual’ for tea party organizations and candidates for the 2014 state elections.