The Wisconsin Supreme Court brought an end to the three-year John Doe saga - a politically-motivated witch hunt in the Badger State targeting conservative individuals and groups that backed Gov. Scott Walker during his recall campaign in 2012.
But, as hosts Eric Boehm and Will Swaim discuss, this was about more than just the John Doe investigation. It was about the First Amendment, the right to speak freely in political discourse and the trouble with restrictive campaign finance laws. Though it might be well-intentioned to try to get money out of politics, the practical results of such efforts involve police officers busting through your front door in the middle of the night - as they did in Wisconsin - in an effort to prove violations of such laws.
Matt Kittle joins us to talk about the ramifications of the Supreme Court ruling this week, and how it might affect Walker's newly-announced presidential campaign.
Also, we take a look at a major loophole in Vermont's law that gives drivers licenses to illegal immigrants and find out why some teachers are pretty upset that their union has endorsed Hilary Clinton for president.
All that, plus the Nanny State of the Week, on this edition of the Watchdog Podcast.