Wisconsin Watchdog | Former John Doe special prosecutor has little chance before high court

WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg discusses the likelihood of US Supreme Court review of any appeal of recent John Doe rulings by prosecutors.

Beyond that, the U.S. Supreme Court is not an “error-correcting court,” Essenberg said. It does not, with the exception of significant national issues, take up cases in which state courts are accused of legal error.

“You have multiple layers of complexity here regarding whether Schmitz can bring this … and you haven’t even gotten to the merits of the claim,” said Essenberg, president and founder of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.

“The odds here are overwhelmingly against certiorari,” the attorney said.

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