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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 30

State court got it wrong; public has right to videos

Overturning two lower court rulings, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck a blow Wednesday for government secrecy. The court's 5-2 decision in the case involving state Attorney General Brad Schimel was mistaken — twice — and came from the same swamp that produced state GOP legislators' efforts in 2015 to draw curtains on government transparency.

First, it was mistaken because the public should have access to the training videos Schimel was keeping under wraps. Schimel made the videos for the Department of Justice when he was Waukesha County district attorney. The...