Judge sides with media in open records case

From mconnors on Morguefile

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued a decision on Dec. 5 siding with the media in a Racine County case that’s been sealed off to the public.

The court ruled that Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz should determine which specific documents involving an open-records case filed by Racine Alderman Sandy Weidner, if any, should remain sealed.

The judges has 60 days to decide which records should remain sealed and which should be released..

The challenge to the case’s seal was brought by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA Today Network-Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

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