Seal of Dane County County of Dane
County Executive's Office


March 17, 2011
Topf Wells, (608) 266-9069
County Executive


            Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk today thanked Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne for acting on Dane County Board Chair Scott McDonell’s and her complaint that Republican leaders of the Legislature violated the Open Meetings Law when the Legislature passed the Budget Repair Bill.  “A key purpose of the Open Meetings Law is to ensure that the Legislature must follow a complete, fair, and public process in acting upon controversial bills.  When Republican leaders broke the Open Meetings Law, they deepened the distrust that millions of Wisconsin residents feel toward Governor Walker and his Republican allies.”


            Below is an email from the Office of Dane County Corporation Counsel with the latest information we have on the scheduling and location of these actions.



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 There are two cases going on at this point - both in front of Judge Sumi:


11CV1175 (Dane County vs. State of Wisconsin).  Hearing at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow on the Injunctive Relief we seek.


11CV1244 (Ozanne vs. Fitzgerald) - This is the DA's newly filed complaint.  Status conference today at 11:00 a.m.  Hearing on the Temporary Restraining Order begins tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m.  It is not on CCAP yet.  It should be listed after today's 11:00 a.m. hearing.


All of these hearings will be with Judge Sumi in her courtroom:  Courtroom 7B, Room 7105, Dane County Courthouse, 215 South Hamilton Street, Madison.