Civil rights expert: John Doe law is ‘un-American,’ like something from ‘Nazi Germany’

M.D. Kittle
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Apr 21, 2014 5:00 AM
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Civil rights expert: John Doe law is ‘un-American,’ like something from ‘Nazi Germany’

MADISON, Wis. — Hans von Spakovsky is one of the nation’s premier experts on political campaigns, elections and civil rights.

So when the former Federal Election Commission member describes something as “un-American,” he does so with a keen perspective and the kind of credentials that relatively few possess.

But that is precisely how von Spakovsky views Wisconsin’s John Doe law and, in particular, its recent use as a political tool to hound conservative organizations and Republican Gov. Scott Walker.