Friday, July 11, 2008

'Sands v. Whitnall School District' 2008 WI 89

The Wisconsin Supreme Court today issued its decision in this case (2005AP1026) reversing the Court of Appeals, 2007 WI App 3, 298 Wis. 2d 534, 728 N.W.2d 15.
Opinion by Justice Butler, with Chief Justice Abrahamson, and Justices Bradley, Crooks, Roggensack, and Ziegler
Dissent by Justice Prosser

PRC not considering new cases: Preliminary Review Committee on strike, by David Ziemer, Wisconsin Law Journal

Closed Session, Open Book: Sifting the Sands Case, by Donald Leo Bach, Wisconsin Lawyer, October 2009

Civil Procedure: Discovery - Contents of Discussions of Public Bodies in Closed Meetings, Supreme Court Digest, by Professors Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer, Wisconsin Lawyer, September 2008

State high court rulings affect open government, by Christa O. Westerberg, Your Right To Know column, July 2008, Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council
(via WisOpinion)

High court stands up for government openness, by Tom Giffey for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Court finds no privilege for closed meetings: Substance of Whitnall School meetings must be disclosed in discovery, by David Ziemer, Wisconsin Law Journal, July 21, 2008

The people can handle the truth: Office-holders shouldn't fall in love with secrets, Editorial, Beloit Daily News (via The Wheeler Report)

Court rulings favor open records, meetings, by Associated Press at NewsWatch