Op-ed: Wisconsin’s open records law remains under siege, assault

Here's an idea: State government's top criminal investigator should follow—and not try to circumvent—the open records law.

But former Corrections Secretary Ed Wall, who is on paid leave as director of the state Justice Department's Criminal Division while investigators determine how he responded to alleged assaults at the state's prison for juveniles, tried to end-run the records law.

Wall mailed official state documents to the home of Rich Zipperer, Gov. Scott Walker's chief of staff and a former state senator. They included this personal wink/wink at open-records disclosure requirements. Continue…