Wisconsin Conservatives File Suit Claiming County Prosecutors Violated Their First Amendment Rights


Wisconsin conservatives are fighting back against county prosecutors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin claiming that they have been harassed in response to their political activism. The Wisconsin Club for Growth, and its director, Eric O’Keefe, filed a federal civil rights action earlier this month against the prosecutors responsible for a secret “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin targeting conservative activists.

The lawsuit, filed by a team of BakerHostetler attorneys led by Washington partner David B. Rivkin, Jr., contends that Milwaukee County prosecutors are abusing their authority in retaliation for the Club’s successful political activism in support of WisconsinGovernor Scott Walker’s “Budget Repair Bill.” Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and his staff have spent the past four years prying into the affairs of Scott Walker, his associates, and his supporters in a series of John Doe proceedings.

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