MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court has put on hold a judge's ruling that delivered a major victory to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
The ruling Tuesday halted a secret investigation into Walker's 2012 recall campaign and conservative groups that supported him. Prosecutors appealed that ruling Wednesday morning, and less than eight hours later the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago granted a stay.
The appeals court says U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa in Milwaukee should not have entered the preliminary injunction because the prosecutors had filed an appeal of an earlier decision that they were not immune from being sued.
The case against prosecutors was brought by the conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth. The case has shadowed Walker as he runs for re-election and eyes a run for president.