Monday, November 9, 2009

Supreme Court arguments November 10, 2009

9:45 a.m. Schill v. Wisconsin Rapids School District (2008AP967-AC) on certification from the Court of Appeals of the issues:
Are the personal e-mails of public employees that are maintained on publicly owned computers “records” under Wis. Stat. § 19.32(2) [the public records law]?

Even if the personal e-mails of public employees maintained on publicly owned computers are “records” under the public records law, is the presumption favoring disclosure of public records overcome by the public interest in protecting the privacy and reputational rights of citizens?
Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide if Public Records Law reaches government employees’ email, by Alex De Grand, State Bar of Wisconsin, September 2, 2009

Synopsis at Supreme Court accepts two new cases June 23, 2009

Supreme Court to decide public records case, Associated Press, June 23, 2009 7:17 AM EDT (via WisPolitics)

State Supreme Court to consider Rapids School District e-mail case, by Karen Madden, Stevens Point Journal, June 19, 2009 (via The Wheeler Report)


11:00 a.m. State v. Jensen (2008AP552-CR) review of the Court of Appeals decision, 2009 WI App 26, on the issue:
Do the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 971.19(12), governing transfer of venue, apply where the duties the defendant had been charged with violating in his capacity as a public officer were found in various places, including the elections and ethics statutes?
Synopsis at Supreme Court accepts two new cases June 23, 2009

Brian Blanchard v. Scott Jensen: No rematch? by Bill Lueders, Isthmus, November 19, 2009 (via WisPolitics)

Supreme Court grants review of Jensen venue appeal, by Greg Bump, WisPolitics, 6/17/2009