Wisconsin panel votes to purge cases from state online court database

Wisconsin's courts director is considering removing records of criminal cases that ended in dismissal or acquittals from the state's popular online courts database within months, rather than decades, out of concern that people are abusing the information.

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DOJ official: Government agencies not required to release documents ahead of meetings

Wisconsin’s government transparency laws don’t require public bodies such as the University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents to immediately disclose the documents that their members plan to discuss at upcoming meetings, a Justice Department official said Thursday.

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