The state Supreme Court has agreed to take up several cases coming out of a stalled John Doe investigation.
Justice have agreed to hear three cases connected with the probe, which was looking into allegations that conservative groups coordinated efforts with Governor Scott Walker’s campaign when he was the target of a recall election. One of the cases deals with a judge’s decision to quash subpoenas in the case, while the other two deal with a number of legal challenges filed by unamed parties targeted by the investigation.
The high court consolidated all three cases, while putting a fourth challenge on hold for now. That case deals with Citizens for Responsible Government’s challenge to state laws that prevent them from coordinating issue and policy advocacy campaigns with candidates during an election season.
The court could hear arguments in the case early next year.