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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin prosecutors are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that shut down an investigation of coordination between Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and conservative groups.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne told the Wisconsin State Journal ( ) that he, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and Iowa County District Attorney Larry Nelson filed the appeal Thursday.

Chisholm launched the probe in 2012 under the John Doe law, which allowed prosecutors to compel testimony and bar people from talking about the investigation. The probe examined whether there was illegal coordination between Walker's 2012 recall campaign and outside conservative groups.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court halted the investigation in 2015, ruling 4-2 that the coordination was legal.

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