John Doe II Iced By Federal Judge

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?

Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

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.


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3 thoughts on “John Doe II Iced By Federal Judge

  1. Absurd and impeachable on its face. The prosecutors can hold on to any evidence they like- that’s a separate issue than complying the Koch whores to cooperate.

    Appeal this- or charge based on what we know and have a show trial. This is an activist judge trying to open the door for a McCutcheon-like decision for third-party money-launderers.

    Remember, Capone was convicted on tax evasion- sounds like the way to go here.

    1. Jake, I think you may have meant “…compelling the Koch whores…” instead of “complying.” Just the way it reads.

  2. IANAL, but, isn’t this a reversal of political ideology from the Republicans in seeking the favorable ruling of a bigger government entity, the Federal Circuit Court Judge, (since state succession was firmly on their state-wide delegate agenda less than a week ago at the RPW convention)?

    Is this local control, smaller government only when it suits them (the R’s) or another case of smaller government, only when the prior decision favors them?

    Oh wait, or is this just another class war decision and not the R’s but the money party just seeking to have a Judge doing solely their bidding?

    (Overheard at a recent sporting event) “Get your program, only $10, you can’t know the players without a program.”

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