Case No. 14-C-139.

19 F.Supp.3d 861 (2014)

Eric O'KEEFE and Wisconsin Club for Growth, Inc., Plaintiffs, v. Francis SCHMITZ, in his official and personal capacities, John Chisholm, in his official and personal capacities, Bruce Landgraf, in his official and personal capacities, David Robles, in his official and personal capacities, Dean Nickel, in his official and personal capacities, and Gregory Peterson, in his official capacity, Defendants.

United States District Court, E.D. Wisconsin.

Signed May 6, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Andrew M. Grossman , David B. Rivkin, Jr. , Gregory L. Baker , Lee A. Casey , Mark W. Delaquil , Richard B. Raile , Baker Hostetler LLP, Washington, DC, Edward H. Williams , Baker & Hostetler LLP, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiffs.

Patrick Camden Greeley , Randall D. Crocker , Joseph M. Russell , Von Briesen & Roper SC, Douglas S. Knott , Samuel J. Leib , Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Milwaukee, WI, Justin H. Lessner , Patrick J. Fiedler , Axley Brynelson LLP, David C. Rice , Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison, WI, for Defendants.


RUDOLPH T. RANDA, District Judge.

This case requires the Court to decide the limits that government can place on First Amendment political speech. It comes to the Court with more than the usual urgency presented by First Amendment cases because the defendants seek to criminalize the plaintiffs' speech under Wisconsin's campaign finance laws. Defendants instigated a secret John Doe investigation...


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