MADISON, Wis. – In one fell swoop, a federal appeals court allegedly did to conservatives what they assert prosecutors in a politically charged investigation have done: Damaged their constitutional rights.

Sources tell Wisconsin Reporter that the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday afternoon erroneously released what was supposed to be  sealed documents in the federal civil rights lawsuit against Milwaukee County prosecutors.

That mistake led to a breathless story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, headlined “Walker wanted funds funneled to Wisconsin Club for Growth.”