Complaint and Court Filings: American Oversight v. Wisconsin State Assembly – Wisconsin Election Investigation Records

Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Wisconsin State Assembly, Assembly Clerk, and Assembly Speaker Vos seeking the release of records — including communications and contracts with contractors — concerning an investigation into the state’s November 2020 election results.

Oct. 8, 2021: Initial Complaint

May 2022

May 3: Respondents’ brief in opposition to American Oversight’s motion to preserve records
May 12: Circuit Court Order to preserve records

April 2022

April 13: Defendant’s response to contempt order
April 22: American Oversight’s motion for order to preserve records

March 2022

Mar. 16: Brief in Support of Motion for Remedial Sanctions
Mar. 30: Court Decision and Order

February 2022

Feb. 25: Respondents’ Brief in Opposition to American Oversight’s Motion for Remedial Sanctions

January 2022

Jan. 10: Motion to consolidate lawsuits

December 2021

Dec. 3: American Oversight’s notice and motion for remedial sanctions
Dec. 3: Affidavit in support of American Oversight’s notice and motion for remedial sanctions
Dec. 3: Brief in support of motion for remedial sanctions
Dec. 21: Respondents’ opposition to petitioner’s motion for remedial sanctions
Dec. 27: Reply brief in support of motion for remedial sanctions

November 2021

Nov. 4: Respondents’ answer to petition for alternative writ
Nov. 22: Signed Dane County Circuit Court mandamus order to produce records by Nov. 19

October 2021

Oct. 8: Dane County Circuit Court order to Wisconsin Assembly
Oct. 8: Application for alternative writ and show cause order


Oct. 8, 2021: Initial Complaint

Oct. 8, 2021: Application for Alternative Writ and Show Cause Order

Nov. 4, 2021: Respondents’ Answer to Petition for Alternative Writ

Nov. 22, 2021: Signed Dane County Circuit Court Mandamus Order to Produce Records by Nov. 19

Dec. 21, 2021: Respondents’ Opposition to Petitioner’s Motion for Remedial Sanctions

Dec. 27, 2021:Reply Brief in Support of Motion for Remedial Sanctions

Feb. 25, 2022: Respondents’ Brief in Opposition to American Oversight’s Motion for Remedial Sanctions

Mar. 16, 2022: Brief in Support of Motion for Remedial Sanctions

Mar. 30, 2022: Court Decision and Order

April 13, 2022: Defendants’ Response to Contempt Order

April 22, 2022: American Oversight’s Motion for Order to Preserve Records

May 3, 2022: Respondents’ Brief in Opposition to American Oversight’s Motion to Preserve Records

May 12, 2022: Circuit Court Order to Preserve Records