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Elections board says new John Doe law moots lawsuit claim

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's elections board is asking a judge to dismiss as moot one of the claims made against it in a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin Club for Growth related to the investigation into Gov. Scott Walker.

The Government Accountability Board said the filing posted Monday that one claim made against it in the lawsuit is moot because it deals with the John Doe law that has since been changed.

Wisconsin Club for Growth and one of its directors Eric O'Keefe filed a lawsuit last year alleging the board overstepped its authority with its role in the investigation into Walker and conservative groups.

The board says because the John Doe law was changed to no longer allow for investigations into political misconduct, the lawsuit's claim seeking to stop further action isn't relevant.

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