Judge extends blocking Wisconsin campaign law

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MADISON (AP) — A federal judge has extended until Nov. 12 his order blocking a Wisconsin campaign coordination law that’s at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa on Wednesday extended his temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the law until Nov. 12. He issued the original order on Oct. 14 and it would have expired on Oct. 28 without further action.

Randa also set oral arguments in the case for Oct. 31.

The lawsuit challenging the law was filed by the Milwaukee-based group Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates.

The attorney defending state elections officials and the Milwaukee County district attorney filed a response under seal on Tuesday, meaning it wasn’t publicly available.

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