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Public Records and the Golden Rule

Public records have been in the press a lot lately. Think transitory records like, texts, emails or Facebook messages.  Often it’s a court that decides whether or not Wisconsin’s public records law allows access to such information. In an interesting twist, a few of the final arbiters of the law–Wisconsin’s Supreme Court justices–recently received open records requests. According to the Journal Sentinel, the recipients have been slow to respond. This prompted SCOWstats to investigate how justices themselves vote on open records requests. Click here for the results. They’re not quite what you expect!

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