Conservative think tank sues Wisconsin's Evers over access

Conservative think tank sues Wisconsin's Evers over accessA conservative think tank has filed a federal lawsuit against Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, alleging he violated the First Amendment rights of staff members who were denied access to a press briefing and kept off an advisory list sent to other reporters. The MacIver Institute for Public Policy filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Madison alleging that Evers violated its staffers’ constitutional rights to free speech, freedom of the press and equal access. Evers’ spokeswoman, Melissa Baldauff, said in a statement that Evers believed strongly in a “fair and unbiased press corps” and is committed to openness and transparency in state government.



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