The ruling on the John Doe investigations into Gov. Scott Walker's illegal campaign coordination came as no surprise in Wisconsin as many of us knew in advance how Walker's dark money advocacy groups performed a coup of Wisconsin's Supreme Court.
"The dark money groups that bankrolled the Walker team's recall victories got the decision they wanted from the justices they swept into office with their spending," said Lisa Graves, Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy.
“It comes as no surprise that a court elected with $10 million in support from the same dark money groups under investigation would overturn years of precedent and open the door to unlimited secret funds in Wisconsin elections, fully coordinated with candidates,” said Brendan Fischer, General Counsel of the Center for Media and Democracy.
That these judges continued to hear these cases and rule as if there was no conflict of interest is a major scandal in of itself.
This ruling permanently smears the reputation of our state's supreme court and will have a chilling effect on justice in Wisconsin for years to come. Read CMD's full denunciation of the John Doe Ruling here.
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