An investigative group has asked a judge to reject a Republican state senator's arguments that's she's immune from a lawsuit demanding records from her office.
The Center for Media and Democracy has filed a lawsuit demanding Leah Vukmir turn over records from an American Legislative Exchange Council conference. The state Justice Department has countered the Wisconsin Constitution provides lawmakers immunity from civil lawsuits during the legislative session.
CMD filed a brief with Dane County Circuit Judge Ellen Berz on Monday arguing again that under DOJ's interpretation no one could sue a sitting lawmaker since the
Legislature is in session year round. Recent legislative sessions have run continuously, with one session beginning the same day the last session ends.