Think Tank Files Suit Against Evers

A conservative think tank has filed a federal lawsuit against Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, alleging that he violated First Amendment rights of staff members who were denied access to a press briefing. The MacIver Institute for Public Policy filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Madison. Evers’ spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff had no immediate comment Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges that Evers has refused to extend invitations to press events to reporters for the MacIver News Service, part of the conservative group. The lawsuit also says MacIver does not receive press releases sent to other news outlets.