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Newspaper editor, Wisconsin lawmaker to debate online court records

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A longtime Wisconsin lawmaker and the editor of Madison's alternative weekly newspaper plan to debate on Monday.

The debate between Democratic state Rep. Marlin Schneider of Wisconsin Rapids and Isthmus editor Bill Lueders (LEE'-ders) is over access to online court records.

Schneider is a 38-year veteran of the state Assembly. He's been a frequent critic of placing court records online.

Lueders is the longtime editor of Isthmus and also serves as president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council.

The debate is part of the council's 30th anniversary program on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson will also speak about the importance of open government.

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