A state Supreme Court justice has withdrawn a motion to reconsider an appeal from a former aide to Governor Scott Walker.
Justice Michael Gableman last week made a motion for the court to revisit its decision not to hear an appeal from Kelly Rindfleisch, Walker’s former deputy chief of staff when he was the Milwaukee County Executive. She was convicted of felony misconduct in office for doing campaign work from her taxpayer-funded job. An appeals court upheld the conviction and the state Supreme Court declined to review the decision in March.
In a letter dated June 30, Gableman noted that Rindfleisch has appealed her case to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result, he said “I believe that is the better course of action at this time, and therefore withdraw my motion.”
Rindfleisch has claimed that the warrants used to seize digital evidence against her in a now concluded John Doe investigation were unconstitutional. Prosecutors, who were investigating misconduct by staff and associates of the Milwaukee County executives office, were seeking evidence against someone else.