WILL Statement in Appleton Open Records Case

In a victory for open and transparent government in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that the Appleton Area School District violated the Open Meetings Law by excluding the public from meetings of a formal book review committee. The case garnered significant statewide interest, with amicus briefs from the Department of Justice and a coalition of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, the Wisconsin Newspapers Association, and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

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