WILL, Wisconsin Reporter sue to open government records

With Sunshine Week less than two weeks away, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and Wisconsin Reporter are pursuing legal action that aims to open up government records to the public.

On Tuesday, WILL, a Milwaukee-based public interest law firm, on behalf of Wisconsin Reporter, filed a lawsuit against Jefferson County and its policy calling for the wholesale redaction of identifying information from routine police reports and citations.

WILL and Wisconsin Reporter contend the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department illegally redacted information identifying a Germantown kindergarten teacher who vandalized GOP signs at the Jefferson County Fair in July 2014. Continue>>>