Public Hearing on Access to Capitol


Dane County Courthouse
215 S Hamilton Street Room 1000
53703 Madison , WI
Phone: (608) 266-4311
Event Details
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Public hearing on access to the Capitol
Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 2:15pm

From Defend Wisconsin:

As per a motion filed as part of the case of Wisconsin State Employees Union et al. vs. State of Wisconsin et al.
(Dane County Case Number 2011CV00099), Judge Daniel Moeser of the Dane
County Circuit issued a temporary restraining order this morning which
reads as follows:

Ex Parte temporary restraining order. Resp. shall open the Wisconsin Capitol to members of the public during business hours and at times when governmental matters, such as hearings, listening sessions and court arguments are being conducted. This ex parte restraing order is in effect until the assigned trial court is able to schedule a hearing on the matter. If resp. wishes to have a hearing with respect to this order one will be scheduled as soon as possible before this court, the duty judge, if the assigned trial court is unable to hear the matter promptly. Pet. shall immediately serve a copy of this order on resp.

The original document can be found via the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access site.

Here is the latest statement from the DOA on the matter: “The
Department of Administration today did receive a temporary injunction
requiring the department to open the Wisconsin State Capitol to members
of the public during business hours and when governmental matters,
including hearings, are being conducted.  The policies that DOA currently has in place are in compliance with this order. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. today at the Dane County Circuit Court, Branch 3, before Judge Albert.