While we are not so patiently waiting for John Doe to drop some more shoes, there has been some interesting out-of-court maneuvering going on.
Steve Biskupic, who had been working for Scott Walker's favorite law firm, Michael Best and Friedrich, has been representing Walker's campaign during the Walkergate investigation. The most recent report, from April of last year, shows that Walker's campaign had already dumped $115,000 for Biskupic's services. Undoubtedly, the number is much, much higher now.
Well, apparently Biskupic has gotten tired of making other people rich and wants the gravy train all for himself, so he's left the law firm to establish his own. The article doesn't say whether the Walkergate account will follow Biskupic or stay with the law firm.
But then again, the article also doesn't mention Biskupic's biggest case, where he tried to pull a quick one on Georgia Thompson, who had been framed for corruption. The conviction was quickly overturned and Biskupic was told that his "evidence is beyond thin."
On the other hand, Biskupic's departure might not necessarily have anything to do with looking for greener pastures. He is the second big name to leave the law firm in the past six months. Eric McLeod left the firm last July. I wonder who was more relieved with McLeod's exit, McLeod or the law firm.
When you have big names leaving like that, it makes me wonder if they are simply looking to make it big on their own or if they are rats fleeing a sinking ship.
Also in the news is one of Walker's personal attorneys, Michael Steinle. Steinle made the news for representing another sad sack of a person, the husband of slain Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, who is accused of stalking and executing his wife.