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    Re: John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    It is a BS case brought by crybaby losers. Nothing more. This just makes the Dems and prosecution look like morons when they nit-pick over this crap. Get over it, YOU LOST TWICE.

    I'm from WI and could care less if Conservative groups helped Walker's recall election. Seems as though it was fair. Sounds like a very thin line. I don't mind Walker, but I'm guessing the unions are still pissed and funding this moronic cause.
    No, the recall election has come and gone.

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    Re: John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The equal protection defense is a no-go. It won't work because states have always had laws that differ from state to state. They don't infringe on equal protection because they apply to everyone's actions in that state. It doesn't matter who you are, or what state you reside in; If you engage in the prohibited behavior in that state, you have broken the law.
    Then there is still the First Amendment argument, which is what Walker's legal team brought up that led to the unveiling of the secret documents. According to Citizens' United, money is speech. It may very well apply here.
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    Re: John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    smells like grasping for political straws. i find Walker to be the kind of idiot whose actions actively harm the average working American, but i hate this political witch hunt **** even more. everybody is doing this slimy funding stuff because we actively encourage rich people to buy our government. there might be a couple elected politicians who don't, but they are in the vast, vast minority.

    folks on both sides, this is what gerrymandering, allowing the entities with money to buy the government, and extreme partisan attitudes are doing to your country. ask yourself if you're really ok with that.

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    Re: John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Nice that you quoted only the first sentence, in order to try and convince others that this was just a rant. I think my response was quite well thought out, and actually in Walker's favor. So I am going to post what you cut off from my last post again, Mr. O'Keefe:

    There is smoking gun paperwork which catches Walker dead to rights. However, there are 2 ways that Walker can beat this, because, as you should well know, not every law is a good law. In fact, the laws that Walker broke were passed during Democratic administrations in Wisconsin. Were they afraid that big money could beat them, and so passed these laws? Here are the 2 ways Walker can beat the charges:

    1) First Amendment - This is what Walker's legal team is pushing now, and in light of the Citizens' United decision, it could very well work, by declaring Wisconsin's law against outside money and coordination unconstitutional.

    2) There is yet another way Walker can beat this, which involves the 14th Amendment. What Walker did is perfectly legal in several states, which brings up the idea of "equal protection". In Federal court, Walker's legal team can argue that he has been denied equal protection, since what he did, although illegal in Wisconsin, is legal elsewhere.

    This is not a witch hunt. The prosecutors are doing their job, and they have proof that Walker did what they are saying he did. However, is the law they are going after Walker on Constitutional? This is where the fight is, and this is where Walker could come out on top. Actually, I would say that the odds are in Walker's favor.
    I quoted only the first sentence because I was sheltering you from your own hypocritical accusation. But I see you doubled down with another rant.

    This is indeed a politically motivated witch hunt. We know this because he is up for re-election this November, and the dems are desperate to regain the state.

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    Re: John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I quoted only the first sentence because I was sheltering you from your own hypocritical accusation. But I see you doubled down with another rant.

    This is indeed a politically motivated witch hunt. We know this because he is up for re-election this November, and the dems are desperate to regain the state.
    All I did was present a valid link to the article, and then articulated 2 ways in which Walker could beat the charges. If you saw anything else in my post, then you are hallucinating.
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    Re: John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Then there is still the First Amendment argument, which is what Walker's legal team brought up that led to the unveiling of the secret documents. According to Citizens' United, money is speech. It may very well apply here.
    Yes, that might just work
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    Re: John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    All I did was present a valid link to the article, and then articulated 2 ways in which Walker could beat the charges. If you saw anything else in my post, then you are hallucinating.
    No, you quoted my one sentence post and asserted it was a rant, which you answered with a full on rant of your own. You can't repair what everyone here has seen.

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    Re: John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is a major political bombshell. Looks like Governor Walker, who is considering a presidential run in 2016, is about to be indicted for corruption. But let me put a little wrinkle in this:

    What is a felony in Wisconsin is perfectly legal in many other states, which begs the question..... Does Walker really deserve to go to prison over this? And this begs yet another question.... Is this investigation politically motivated?

    Discussion?

    Article is here.
    If it's proven that Walker broke the law, he deserves to go to prison - whether or not this is legal in any other state. Selling pot may be legal in Colorado today, but if you sell it in New York, you should go to prison.
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    Re: John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, you quoted my one sentence post and asserted it was a rant, which you answered with a full on rant of your own. You can't repair what everyone here has seen.
    Sheesh!! My ignore list is probably one of the smallest at DP. Now it gets increased by one more troll. Buh bye!
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    Re: John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    If it's proven that Walker broke the law, he deserves to go to prison - whether or not this is legal in any other state. Selling pot may be legal in Colorado today, but if you sell it in New York, you should go to prison.
    What if the law was unconstitutional to begin with? I don't like dark money, but if the Supreme Court says it's legal, then the case against Walker should be dropped. Also, if what Walker did is legal in other states, then that brings up an issue of equal treatment under the law.
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