Special prosecutor in probe of Gov. Walker's recall campaign wanted justices to step down

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MADISON, Wisconsin — The special prosecutor investigating alleged illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and conservative groups had wanted at least two Supreme Court justices to step aside in the case.

That filing was among the 260 the court made public on Thursday.

At issue is whether the groups were bound to follow state laws that bar coordination with candidates, require disclosure of political donations and place limits on how much money can be collected.

The secret John Doe investigation has swirled around Walker for years. The Supreme Court is set to rule on three pending cases that could halt it for good in late June — the same time Walker is expected to announce a presidential bid. Walker has denied any wrongdoing.

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