The Corner

Doe Jam

Brian Fraley of the MacIver Institute writes on the “John Doe Witch Hunt” of conservatives in Wisconsin:

As we know from the Wall Street Journal reports, at least three actual targets in the probe were subject to pre-dawn raids of their homes. As if they were terrorists or drug dealers, their homes were scoured while they and family members were detained during the searches.
The secret Doe cast its net so wide it reportedly included 29 separate conservative organizations. Now a reporter was suggesting that it might even extend to conservative media outlets, or at least to me? Even though the judge quashed several subpoenas last week, the probe is still ongoing and perhaps more could be issued.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.