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Wis. Club for Growth sues to end investigation

  • Associated Press
  • February 10, 2014 - 1:10 PM

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Club for Growth and its director have filed a federal lawsuit to end a secret investigation targeting that conservative group and other similar organizations related to fundraising and spending in recall elections.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee against federal prosecutors and the judge overseeing on the ongoing John Doe probe.

Wisconsin Club for Growth, and its director Eric O'Keefe, argue that the investigation is a violation of their free speech rights as well as their constitutional right to free assembly and equal protection.

The lawsuit, which has several sections redacted in the public file, asks the court to issue injunctions to stop the investigation and award damages to O'Keefe and Club for Growth as determined following a jury trial.

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