In re John Doe Proceeding, 680 N.W.2d 792 (Wis. 2004)

Key Insight: Supreme Court of Wisconsin quashed as overbroad a “John Doe” subpoena seeking all digital computer information or data maintained by the legislature’s technology services bureau, stored by or on behalf of certain named elected officials, any person who had ever been employed in their offices, as well as anyone who had ever been employed in the legislative caucuses for both parties or, in the alternative, the backup tapes from December 15, 2001, for the entire legislative branch of government

Nature of Case: Criminal investigation relating to political caucuses and actions of certain legislators

Electronic Data Involved: All digital computer information or data, and backup tapes for the entire legislative branch of government

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