September 25, 2011

Well whaddya know, Wisconsin election bribery

Good news: GAB not investigating WRTL. Bad news: DA is.
It is clear the Milwaukee County district attorney's office is investigating charges that Wisconsin Right to Life offered rewards for volunteers who signed up sympathetic voters in the recall races. Several people familiar with the investigation said subpoenas were being distributed "like candy." — Daniel Bice
Huh.

These are the election bribery allegations, by the way, that an actual Marquette University professor of law attempted to defend against by quoting the State election bribery statute beginning halfway through it, utterly ignoring the pertinent language proscribing offers and promises.

It's comical, but it's also pretty pathetic.
"Are you trying to get me in trouble?" bellowed James Bopp.
I should bloody well hope so.

Been telling anyone who'd listen that this thing had legs. I think the DA has to charge it and I think it will end up at the State Supreme Court.

But the Speed Queen BBQ ribs case, which Bice also mentions, isn't going anywhere. As attenuated from the grasp of the bribery statute one might argue WRTL's shenanigans were, the BBQ ribs were even more so.

Sad Media Trackers will be sad.

Supra: Why the DA must investigate Wisconsin Right to Life

11 comments:

capper said...

The good professor seems to have been on a hitting slump as of late. Even more perplexing his adamant refusal to stop banging his head against walls.

gnarlytrombone said...

I think we may be approaching Peak Pony.

So did mmmBopp dish out his sage advice before or after the moneychangers began handing out gas cards in the temple?

illusory tenant said...

"Wisconsin Right to Life has engaged expert national counsel, James Bopp, Jr., who has examined the activity in question and found no violation."

After, from the sound of it.

illusory tenant said...

"Rick Esenberg, president of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty told MacGyver News that it appears the District Attorney’s office isn’t taking the complaint very seriously."

Briane P said...

I heard Bice talking about this on Sly this morning, too -- I didn't even know that there was a John Doe into Walker's activities until the Archer FBI deal. And Bice said that the Doe had served a subpoena on Walker's campaign the day before Election Day.

illusory tenant said...

Yeah the John Doe goes way back.

And Bice said that the Doe had served a subpoena on Walker's campaign the day before Election Day.

But Walker says he hasn't been subpoenaed.

gnarlytrombone said...

Apparently the squawkers are bitching about leaks. I suppose one could call confirmation of the WPRI probe a leak. Otherwise the only drip has been that they're looking at fundraising e-mails.

illusory tenant said...

Apparently the squawkers are bitching about leaks.

That's rich.

capper said...

Yeah the John Doe goes way back.

And Bice said that the Doe had served a subpoena on Walker's campaign the day before Election Day.

But Walker says he hasn't been subpoenaed.


Well, I've heard he was deep in the closet.

illusory tenant said...

Each grant of immunity leaves fewer "fictitious defendants."

capper said...

Apparently the squawkers are bitching about leaks.

That's rich.


I recall that as early as November 2010, I had a certain bunch (Criminal Republican Goons) trying to say I was suspended for 20 days.

According to the rules, the only way a suspension can be made public is if it goes in front of the Personnel Review Board, which it hadn't at that time.

IOW,his cronies in administration were leaking stories.