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Bill Lueders v. Scott Krug, 2018AP431, 6/5/19, District 2 (recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Here’s a non-criminal case that may nevertheless prove useful to your criminal practice, if you seek information via the open-records law. Lueders (a reporter) sent an open records request to Krug (a state legislator)’s office, asking for emails referring… Read More

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Dennis A. Teague v. Brad A. Schimel, 2017 WI 56, 6/8/17, reversing a published court of appeals decision; case activity (including briefs) Dennis Teague has no criminal record, but if you ask DOJ to run a criminal background check on him DOJ will hand over a lengthy rap sheet showing someone else’s criminal history. Why? Because that someone… Read More

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Voces de La Frontera, Inc. v. David A Clarke, Jr., 2017 WI 16, reversing a published court of appeals opinion, 2/24/107; case activity (including briefs) Voces filed an open records request for immigration detainer forms (aka I-247 forms) for persons held at the Milwaukee County Jail. It wanted to confirm that Sheriff Clarke was following federal law… Read More

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Democratic Party of Wisconsin v. Wisconsin Department of Justice, 2016 WI 100, 12/28/16, reversing a summary disposition of the court of appeals; case activity (including briefs) Before the November 2014 election, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin filed an open records request for videos of two training presentations made by Brad Schimel, the DA running for Attorney… Read More

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On review of a published court of appeals opinion; case activity (including briefs) Issues (from petition for review): Does Wisconsin Open Records Law require the records custodian of a local law enforcement agency to produce federal immigration detainer hold documents (I-247s) received from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), despite the specific prohibition contained in… Read More

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Voces De La Frontera, Inc. v. David A. Clarke, Jr., 2016 WI App 39, petition for review granted 6/15/16, reversed, 2017 WI 16; case activity (including briefs) Voces De La Frontera submitted an open records request for all immigration detainer forms that Sheriff David Clarke received during a 15-month period. Clarke supplied the forms but redacted… Read More

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Review of a court of appeals summary disposition, case activity (including briefs) Issues (from the DOJ’s PFR here, Democratic Party’s response here):  The public records law contemplates that some records should not be disclosed because it would be contrary to the public interest, and courts recognize the public importance of protecting crime victims and law… Read More

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Democratic Party of Wisconsin v. Wisconsin Department of Justice, 2014AP2536-FT, District 4/2, 10/14/15 (summary disposition; ineligible for publication, reversed, 2016 WI 100; case activity (including memo briefs) While this decision is not citable, even for persuasive value, see Rule 809.23(3)(b), On Point thought it newsworthy enough to bring to our readers’ attention. Here’s the genesis of… Read More

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