At a Glance
About this Case
Plaintiffs filed suit seeking to block a nearly two-year investigation into alleged illegal coordination between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and outside groups during the 2012 attempt to recall Walker. The district court enjoined the investigation based on the theory that the First Amendment forbids regulation of any coordinated spending beyond express advocacy or its functional equivalent. On September 24, 2014, the Seventh Circuit reversed district court and dismissed the suit.