Withholding deliberative public records in Wisconsin

The state’s open records law creates an extremely strong presumption that documents generated by government officials are subject to disclosure. The notion that they can be withheld because it might be awkward to expose the government’s deliberative processes is not, as I say, a ridiculous idea, but it is one that our state legislature, in enacting the law, has rejected.

Via Deliberation and open records @ Shark and Shepherd.