You could smell this coming a mile away.
Former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen, previously convicted of three felony counts of misconduct in office, is going scot free, pleading to one civil misdemeanor and getting the felony charges wiped from his record.
So the guy who took the misuse of taxpayer dollars for political campaigns to unprecedented heights in Wisconsin has beaten the system. Jensen, among other things, hired a full-time Assembly staffer for more than $60,000 a year who did nothing but raise money for Republicans. That was her full-time job.
How'd he do it?
His lawyers somehow convinced the State Supreme Court that a new law, saying legislators should be tried in their home counties instead of Dane County, the seat of state government, applied retroactively to Jensen.