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Appeals court orders release of some records in John Doe probe


MADISON, Wisconsin (WKOW) -- A state appeals court has ordered some records be released relating to a secret investigation reportedly involving Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and several conservative groups.

The court order, issued Thursday, does not include documents that would identify those being investigated. The documents included also do not reveal specific information sought by previous subpoenas or search warrants, or any other details regarding the investigation.

The documents include attorneys' requests to stop the investigation, a response from the special prosecutor and other procedural filings.

Attorneys for three, unnamed petitioners had also asked the appeals court to suspend the so-called "John Doe" probe in Milwaukee, Iowa, Dodge, Dane and Columbia counties or send their request directly to the state Supreme Court.

The District IV Court of Appeals rejected both of those requests.

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