NEW INFORMATION: Unknown parties want Doe documents to stay secret

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A conservative group has filed a motion asking a federal appeals court not to release nine documents linked to a secret investigation of possible illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and right-leaning organizations.

The Wisconsin Club for Growth, one of the targets of the investigation, filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the investigation. A judge in Milwaukee halted the probe in May. Prosecutors leading the investigation have appealed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

That court plans to unseal 34 documents in the probe Tuesday. The Wisconsin Club for Growth filed a motion Monday seeking to keep four affidavits and five other documents secret because they reveal the group's internal strategies.

Two unnamed parties filed a motion Friday seeking to keep all the documents sealed.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two unnamed parties have asked a federal appeals court not to release nearly three dozen documents in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and conservative groups.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals plans to release 34 electronic files in the so-called John Doe probe on Tuesday. A John Doe probe is similar to a federal grand jury probe where information is tightly controlled.

The two unidentified parties filed a motion late Friday asking the court to keep the documents sealed. They argued that the files actually are 34 documents, including four affidavits loaded with personal information such as names and addresses that prosecutors used to conduct searches and issue subpoenas.

The parties argued the 7th Circuit should respect the John Doe's secrecy.


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