Not nearly as much fun though.
From the Daily News
Schanning, who has stated open records requests should be complied with as broadly as possible, interpreted the use of the word “staff” to include the Library Board, Deters said.
“We turned (personal emails) over,” the Library Board chairman said.
However, opinions garnered from other attorneys, Deters said, in particular from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and the “Trustee Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Trustees” published by the DPI, the word “staff” is defined as paid employees, not volunteer members of the Library Board.
So... it looks like the board wanted an outside lawyer because 1) the city attorney wanted board members to turn over all their private email as part of an open records request, as "staff" are required to by law, but 2) the State handbook for public board trustees defines "staff" as paid employees, and library board members aren't paid employees.
And rather than give the city attorney the chance to explain herself to the board, or let the board work out the legalities involved, Owen secures a leaked memo and makes hay out of it?
Let's put it this way: yadda yadda yadda.