Friday, June 13, 2014

O’Keefe keeps collecting big wins in John Doe lawsuit

By / June 10, 2014 / 5 Comments

Much has changed in the four months since conservative activist Eric O’Keefe stood up — legally speaking — and said that he was mad as hell and he wasn’t about to take anymore.....
O’Keefe and his Wisconsin Club for Growth have turned their civil rights lawsuit — a complaint many legal experts believed would be an uphill battle at best — into ground-breaking litigation to be reckoned with.  It certainly has demanded the attention of John Doe prosecutors turned defendants: Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, the Democrat who launched the secret probe into dozens of conservative organizations in the summer of 2012; two of Chisholm’s assistant DAs; John Doe special prosecutor Francis Schmitz; and Dean Nickel, a shadowy investigator contracted by the state Government Accountability Board........Their “invocation of immunity does not affect litigation under Ex parte Young,” the 7th Circuit wrote, referring to a century-plus-old Supreme Court ruling that allows lawsuits in federal courts against state officials despite a state’s claim of “Sovereign immunity.”....To Read More....

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