The judge who authorized the release of Attorney General Brad Schimel’s report on records leaked from an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign said Monday he shouldn’t have allowed the disclosure of a separate but related, previously unknown ethics investigation.

In an interview with the Wisconsin State Journal on Monday, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge William Hue accepted responsibility, though he said Schimel never raised a question about whether disclosing details from a closed ethics investigation was permitted.

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