MADISON, Wis. – It has been described as a “tiny error” with a “big impact.”

Some conservative targets of the not-so-secret John Doe investigation say there was nothing “tiny” about last month’s “incorrect disclosure” of court filings that was supposed to remain sealed, and they believe the unauthorized release was no honest mistake.

As Wisconsin Reporter first reported on Aug. 22, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erroneously released sealed documents in the federal civil rights lawsuit against Milwaukee County prosecutors.