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Dale Kooyenga 2000 court complaint

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GOP rep had brush with law years ago; Kooyenga sign theft questions remain

  By Bill Dunn July 24, 2017 Questions remain in the wake of state Rep. Dale Kooyenga’s admission he illegally removed a 40-by-30-inch sign in late May from the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda and wasn’t charged. Did the Brookfield Republican get a pass because he’s a legislator? Why won’t the Department of Administration release the video […]

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Leader of right-wing group that radicalized Charleston killer donated $3,500 to Scott Walker

By Jason Huberty, June 22, 2015 Scott Walker has all but officially declared he is running for president, but it appears he will join the list of Republican presidential candidates who received campaign donations from the head of a right-wing white supremacist group credited with radicalizing the Charleston church killer. As reported by The Guardian, […]

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Partisan Show OK for Coach Chryst but not Bucky Imitator?

By Bill Dunn, March 1, 2015 Is Wisconsin’s flagship university more concerned about protecting the reputation of its sports mascot more than the image of its head football coach? Did it quickly condemn one partisan appearance and give a pass to another? Is there a double standard at work for Buckingham U. Badger and Paul […]

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Capitol Protesters Bused to DOA Facility Without Being Charged, Released to Find Way Back in Bitter Snowstorm

By Jason Huberty, February 26, 2015 As Republicans rushed through a so-called “Right to Work” bill in the Wisconsin State Senate on Wednesday, some people were removed from the galleries for outbursts but not arrested, while at least two people were taken to an off-site Department of Administration processing facility and made to find their […]

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Judge Markson Declares Administrative Code Unconstitutional, Dismisses Charges

By Joseph Skulan and Jason Huberty February 5th, 2014 BREAKING NEWS Dane County Judge John Markson dismissed charges against political dissidents arrested during Scott Walker’s failed crackdown on unauthorized singing in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Defendants Michael Crute and John Bell, among others, had challenged the constitutionality of the emergency rules, arguing their First Amendment […]

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Judge orders DOJ to conduct cost-benefit analysis on Capitol Crackdown cases

January 31, 2014 By Jason Huberty, Joseph Skulan, and Leslie Peterson Tea Party Governor/Presidential candidate Scott Walker’s crackdown on unauthorized dissent suffered an embarrassing setback Friday when a Dane County Judge ordered Walker’s Department of Justice (DOJ) to detail, and justify, the costs of prosecuting nearly 400 cases of illegal singing. Dane County Circuit Court […]

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Crackdown on Dissent Intensifies as DoJ Usurps Authority of Capitol Police

April 6, 2013  by Jason Huberty After a two-month lull, the Walker Administration’s crackdown on dissent in the Wisconsin State Capitol has kicked back into high gear. On Thursday April 4th, six Capitol Police officers marched down the stairs of the State Street entrance to the Capitol and handed out nine long-form complaints to three […]

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Capitol Police arrest chalkers on Saturday, deliver candygrams on Sunday

Just when it seemed like the Capitol Crackdown had slowed down again,  five new citations were issued over the weekend. Three citations were given out on Saturday morning during an anti-abortion rally on the State Street steps of the Capitol. Two women with a small group protesting the rally were chalking messages on the sidewalk […]

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The Chalk That Broke Erwin’s Back

November 27, 2012 by Jason Huberty The Capitol Police delivered the most recent civic achievement award in person ringing the door bell at Jason Huberty’s home at 4:40 pm. The citation was issued for allegedly violating Administrative Code 2.07(2) “unlawful display” on November 16th, eleven days prior. The citation was not delivered by certified mail […]

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