Judge: Prosecutor's Investigation of Scott Walker 'Not Supported Under Wisconsin Law'
'...and, if it were, would violate the United States Constitution.'
Many journalists and partisan Democrats excitedly reported Thursday that Scott Walker was at the center of a "criminal scheme" in which Walker's campaign illegally coordinated political activity with outside organizations. What these reports either downplayed or ignored altogether is that two judges, one at the state level and one at the federal level, have already found that the case against Walker has no merit and must be halted.
"The theory of 'coordination' forming the basis of the investigation, including the basis of probable cause for home raids, is not supported under Wisconsin law and, if it were, would violate the United States Constitution," federal judge Rudolph Randa ruled in May. For more on the case, which is being appealed, read Christian Schneider at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Philip Klein at the Washington Examiner.