POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT ROUNDUP: Open records at the heart of a lawsuit against a Senate Republican
If a Wisconsin senator wins a lawsuit against her, it's possible that legislators may no longer have to provide public records from their offices. Senate Republican Leah Vukmir of Wauwatosa is trying to claim legislative immunity in a suit filed by the liberal Center for Media-and-Democracy. The group went to court to obtain records about her involvement with the American Legislative Exchange Council. The conservative group writes model legislation for states to consider.