US Supreme Court rejects John Doe (case against Scott Walker) appeal


US Supreme Court rejects John Doe appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by three Democratic district attorneys seeking to revive a criminal investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign — effectively ending the legal wrangling over the four-year-old probe.

The decision marks a major victory for Walker and his Republican allies, who mounted a vigorous challenge to the secretive, so-called John Doe II investigation that involved investigators issuing dozens of subpoenas and seizing equipment and millions of documents from those under investigation.

In a statement Monday, Walker said the U.S. Supreme Court, Wisconsin Supreme Court and other judges have all reached the same conclusion — “that this investigation by prosecutors was without merit and thus must be ended.”

I have no doubt the relevant D operatives will try to end-around and back-door their defeat. But this will be the steamroller that will crush those efforts. And while they were ultimately defeated, they were partly successful: taxpayer $$ was used to cost Walker and the various orgs money and time.