Case Number: 23-2506

American Oversight Settles Lawsuit Over Records from Secret Wisconsin Impeachment Panel

April 23, 2024
American Oversight’s litigation revealed which former state Supreme Court justices comprised the panel and showed that two of them advised against pursuing the politically motivated impeachment of a current justice.

Members of Vos’ Impeachment Panel Have Released to American Oversight All Documents Subject to Public Records Law

December 19, 2023
Former Chief Justice Roggensack’s lawyer confirmed during a hearing on Tuesday that she had produced all documents that could be subject to Wisconsin’s public records law.

American Oversight Statement on Wisconsin Court Decision Regarding Secret Impeachment Panel Lawsuit

November 28, 2023
On Tuesday, the Dane County Circuit Court granted Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Vos’ motion to dismiss the open meetings portion of our lawsuit against Vos and his panel — our public records claims will proceed.

Wisconsin judge orders former Chief Justice to release impeachment panel records

November 10, 2023
The Dane County Circuit Court today ordered former Wisconsin Chief Justice Patience Roggensack to release records requested by American Oversight related to Assembly Speaker Vos’ secret impeachment panel.

Wisconsin Court Sets Hearing Date in American Oversight’s Impeachment Panel Lawsuit

October 19, 2023
The Dane County Circuit Court set a hearing date of Nov. 10 to address American Oversight’s litigation for public records related to Assembly Speaker Vos’ secret impeachment panel.

Amended Lawsuit Seeks Records from Wisconsin Speaker Vos’ Secret Impeachment Panel

October 16, 2023
Nonpartisan watchdog group amends its open meetings complaint to include claims under the state’s Open Records Law.

Complaint and Court Filings: American Oversight v. Secret Panel — Open Meetings Law Violation

October 16, 2023
American Oversight’s lawsuit against the secret panel created by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to advise on the potential impeachment of a state supreme court justice, alleging that any meetings have been in violation of the state’s Open Meetings Law.

Court Filings in American Oversight Lawsuit Reveal Former Wisconsin Justice Jon Wilcox as Third Member of Secret Impeachment Panel

October 11, 2023
In a declaration filed in American Oversight’s open meetings lawsuit on Tuesday, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos revealed the names of all three former state Supreme Court justices he asked to serve on his advisory panel.

Records Obtained by American Oversight Reveal Former Wisconsin Justice Advised Speaker Vos Against Impeaching Protasiewicz

October 10, 2023
Former Justice David T. Prosser, who was the only known member of Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos’ secret impeachment panel, advised against impeaching Justice Janet Protasiewicz, according to records obtained by American Oversight.

News Roundup: Speaker Vos’ Secret Impeachment Panel

September 29, 2023
A Friday hearing in our lawsuit seeking to prevent a panel convened by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Vos from meeting in private has only heightened concerns about government secrecy.