Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
For the petitioners the cause was submitted on the briefs of Michael P. May and Joanne E. Brown and Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field of Madison.
For the respondent State of Wisconsin the cause was submitted on the brief of Bronson C. La Follette, attorney general, and Thomas J. Balistreri, assistant attorney general.
For the respondent Roger L. Engroff the cause was submitted on the brief of Kenneth P. Casey and Deborah M. Smith, assistant state public defenders.
Before Gartzke, P.J., Dykman and Eich, JJ.
Court of Appeals of Wisconsin.
Petitioners, the Wisconsin State Journal, and its editor and reporter, request supervisory writs under sec. 809.51, Stats., prohibiting the Circuit Court for Dane County, the Hon. Michael B. Torphy presiding, from closing Roger Engroff's reexamination hearing. The issue is whether sec. 51.20(12), Stats., unequivocally requires the court to close the hearing on Engroff's motion. We conclude that the statute does not mandate closure and therefore grant...
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