Complaint and Court Filings: American Oversight v. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Vos – Communications and Contract Records Regarding Wisconsin Election Investigation

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

Oct. 19, 2021: Initial Complaint

April 2022

April 8: Defendant’s motion to restrict access to records
April 12: American Oversight’s opposition to the motion to restrict access
April 28: American Oversight’s motion for summary judgment

March 2022

March 11: Court order granting American Oversight’s motion to compel

February 2022

Feb. 1: American Oversight’s motion to compel written discovery responses
Feb. 4: American Oversight’s opposition to Wisconsin State Assembly’s motion for protective order
Feb. 4: Affidavit of Christa Westerberg in opposition to motion for protective order 
Feb. 25: Court Order granting protective order regarding deposition of Alex Richter
Feb. 25: American Oversight Letter Regarding Discovery Responses Status Update

January 2022

Jan. 3: American Oversight’s Response to Motion for Protective Order
Jan. 7: Vos’s Motion to Stay Court Order Pending Appeal
Jan. 7: Vos’s Petition for Leave to Appeal in Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Jan. 10: American Oversight’s Response to Petition for Leave to Appeal
Jan. 10: American Oversight’s Opposition to Vos’s Motion to Stay
Jan. 10: Appeals Court Denial of Vos’s Motion to Stay
Jan. 11: Circuit Court Denial of Vos’s Motion to Stay
Jan. 12: Vos’s Petition to the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Jan. 28: Vos’s Motion for Protective Order
Jan. 31:
 Court Order Vacating Briefing Schedule

December 2021

Dec. 1: Vos’s Answer
Dec. 21: Vos’s Motion for a Protective Order


Oct. 19, 2021: Initial Complaint

Dec. 20, 2021: Vos’s Answer

Dec. 21, 2021: Vos’s Motion for a Protective Order

Jan. 3, 2022: American Oversight’s Response to Motion for Protective Order

Jan. 7, 2022: Vos’s Motion to Stay Court Order Pending Appeal

Jan. 7, 2022: Vos’s Petition for Leave to Appeal

Jan. 10, 2022: American Oversight’s Response to Petition for Leave to Appeal

Jan. 10, 2022: American Oversight’s Opposition to Motion to Stay Order

Jan. 11, 2022: Vos’s Petition to the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Jan. 28, 2022: Vos’s Motion for Protective Order 

Jan. 31, 2022: Court Order Vacating Briefing Schedule 

Feb. 1, 2022: American Oversight’s Motion to Compel Discovery 

These responses are accompanied by several exhibits supporting American Oversight’s positions, including transcripts of the Jan. 12, 2022, depositions of Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and his aide, Steve Fawcett.


Feb. 4, 2022: American Oversight’s Opposition to Wisconsin State Assembly’s Motion for Protective Order 

Feb. 4, 2022: Affidavit of Christa Westerberg in Opposition to Motion for Protective Order 

Feb. 25, 2022: Court Order Granting Protective Order Regarding Deposition of Alex Richter

Feb. 25, 2022: American Oversight Letter Regarding Discovery Responses Status Update

March 11, 2022: Court Order Granting American Oversight’s Motion to Compel

April 8, 2022: Defendant’s Motion to Restrict Access to Records

April 12, 2022: American Oversight’s Opposition to Motion to Restrict Access to Records

April 28, 2022: American Oversight’s Motion for Summary Judgment