Wisconsin-Milwaukee student sues school, alleging public records violations

A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student is suing the university, alleging it failed to comply with the state’s public records law when it cited inordinately high labor costs and withheld documents relating to a university employee who is also a student.

PRESS RELEASE: Student journalists sue Wisconsin college officials over spurious 'privacy' claims

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Editors at the University ofWisconsin-Milwaukee's UWM Post filed suit today challenging theircollege's claim that any document that identifies a student - eventhe recording of a student's voice speaking at a public committee meeting- is a confidential "educational record" that cannot bereleased under Wisconsin's public-records law.

The Post and its former editor-in-chief, JonathanAnderson, filed suit today in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, seeking adeclaration that the records sought by the Post are covered by theWisconsin Open Records Law.