WI: John Doe campaign finance investigation special prosecutor invalidly appointed; all materials gathered by SW and subpoena must be destroyed

In the Wisconsin campaign finance John Doe investigation with a special prosecutor, the state Supreme Court concludes that the appointment of the special prosecutor was statutorily invalid, and the materials gathered by search warrant and subpoena will ultimately have to be destroyed. In re John Doe Proceeding State ex rel. Three Unnamed Persons v. Peterson, 2015 WI 103, 2015 Wisc. LEXIS 710 (Dec. 2, 2015).

In a darkened room, defendant was ordered to show his hands, and he didn’t, walking away instead. He was not seized until the officer grabbed his collar. Defendant tossed a glove into a cardboard box before the seizure, and that was abandoned. United States v. Henry, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161724 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 2, 2015).*

Sovereign citizen’s Fourth Amendment claim that the government “seized [the] real religious property (Temple) human body” of petitioner dismissed: They had an arrest warrant based on an indictment and this was never raised before the conviction. Terrelonge v. United States, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160959 (W.D.N.C. Nov. 30, 2015).*

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