A federal appeals court may hold off on releasing nearly three dozen sealed documents tied to a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign, according to a lawyer representing groups which want the documents made public. A coalition of media and open government advocates had asked the court to release sealed documents in the case. The court had planned to release 34 sealed documents Tuesday. But that did not happen, and media and open government coalition’s attorney, Theodore Boutrous Jr., said in an email to The Associated Press that the court is likely waiting for him to file a response to Monday’s motions. He said he has 10 days to submit something but planned to file a response on Wednesday.
The documents are related to a two-year investigation by a group of prosecutors into whether Walker’s 2012 recall election campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups on advertising and fundraising. They’ve been using a procedure known as a John Doe, a proceeding similar to a federal grand jury where information is tightly controlled.
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