Veil of secrecy lifted from Racine public records case, but remaining redactions raise questions

A secret 2017 lawsuit over Racine public records that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel exposed last fall has finally been unsealed, for the most part, after news media and open records advocates intervened.

Late last week, Sandra Weidner v. the City of Racine suddenly appeared on the state’s online court records system, or CCAP, along with a general docket of events in the case.  And at the Racine County Courthouse, interested people can now read the extensive pleadings, though many have had portions censored.


Read more to see what the president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council said.