Pines Bach
Contact Our Firm
608-807-0752
866-443-8661
Search menu

EFFICIENT We effectively staff each case to optimize results.

Pines Bach attorneys win a string of public records, First Amendment cases

Pines Bach attorneys Christa Westerberg and Aaron Dumas have won several open records and First Amendment cases in recent months. In one, the court of appeals affirmed the right of Pines Bach's client, a journalist, to get electronically-generated records in electronic form under Wisconsin's open records law.

In another, a court rejected the University of Wisconsin's attempts to keep public health grant records secret. Pines Bach also obtained a settlement which ended the Wisconsin Department of Justice's "abusive" practice of denying requests that initially generated over 500 emails.

These cases come on the heels of a significant First Amendment victory in federal court. Pines Bach represented a group that had been blocked from the Twitter accounts of several state legislators.

The court ruled the legislators violated the First Amendment by blocking the group from their accounts, which acted as a "public forum" for First Amendment purposes. The case was covered by local and national media outlets, who noted similarities to a similar case brought against President Trump.

Pines Bach is proud to have successfully defended their clients' right to know and advanced the First Amendment in these important cases.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Receive the trusted counsel you deserve. Contact us for a consultation.

Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly, or call us directly at 678-710-9721.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Schedule Your Consultation

Office Location

Pines Bach
122 West Washington Avenue, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703-2718

Toll Free: 866-443-8661
Phone: 608-807-0752
Madison Law Office Map