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Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear sheriff’s records appeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in a public records dispute with an immigrant advocacy group.

Immigrant group Voces de La Frontera filed a record request with Clarke in February 2015 seeking copies of all federal immigration detainer forms he had received over the past four months. Clarke released 12 redacted forms.

The group sued, demanding un-redacted forms. Clarke argued federal law prohibits full disclosure and the records contained sensitive law enforcement information.

A judge ordered Clarke to release the full records, and a Wisconsin appeals court affirmed the judge’s decision in April.

Clarke petitioned the state Supreme Court for review. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/28Js6Zm ) reports the high court said last week it will take the case.

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