Friday, July 11, 2008

'State v. Beaver Dam Area Development Corporation' 2008 WI 90

The Wisconsin Supreme Court today issued its decision in this case (2006AP662), on certification from the Court of Appeals, reversing the Circuit Court.
Opinion by Justice Bradley, with Chief Justice Abrahamson, and Justices Crooks and Butler
Dissent by Justice Prosser, with Justice Roggensack
Justice Ziegler did not participate.

Open Meetings Law/Public Records Law: Quasi-governmental Corporations - Local Economic Development Corporations, 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)

Development groups weigh impact of verdict: High court says Beaver Dam meetings should be public, by Dan Benson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 28, 2008

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

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

Wisconsin Supreme Court Delivers a Blow to Economic Development Activities: High Court Rules Against the Beaver Dam Area Economic Development Corporation in Open Meetings/Public Records Decision, by James E. Hough, The Hamilton Consulting Group, LLC, July 14, 2008
(via The Wheeler Report)

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