U.S. Supreme Court rejects John Doe appeal

Green Bay - The U.S. Supreme Court decided to not hear an appeal on the John Doe case marking a win for Governor Scott Walker and his Republican allies.

The Wisconsin State Supreme court ended its investigation into the case in 2015 and ordered the sealing of documents while the case was under appeal.

This decision means Governor Walker will not face more legal scrutiny by prosecutors for campaign fundraising in his 2012 recall election.

In a statement Governor Walker said, "I applaud the individuals and organizations who fought for and successfully defended their First Amendment rights against political opponents who wanted to silence.

Common Cause of Wisconsin a nonpartisan grass roots organization was disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Courts decision to not hear the case, Jay Heck the executive director said that the highest court hears less than five percent of the cases brought before them.

Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court has eight justices making them stay away from controversial political cases like this one in the event that the outcome would likely be a 4-4 deadlock.

"We are obviously disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take this case," said Heck. "It is always possible that new charges could be filed and I think that is likely to happen."

But that would mean starting over at the county and state level.

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