Earlier this week we reported that a lawyer representing Superintendent Cindy Hill threatened possible legal action against Representative Rosie Berger and several of her fellow legislators for the recently issued “white paper”. The document detailed the history of the Wyoming Department of Education, and the reasons that many elected representatives felt a reorganization was in the best interest of Wyoming students.
Representative Berger on behalf of her fellow legislators issued a media release Friday that stated that she, House Speaker Tom Lubnau, and Representatives Tim Stubson and Mary Throne had retained legal representation regarding the threat.
The legislator's attorney, Kate Fox with Davis and Cannon Attorneys at Law sent a letter to Hill's attorney that outlined the validity of the white paper and stated that her clients, the aforementioned Representatives, intend to continue to discharge their duties as legislators, and to continue to inform the public regarding matters of public importance, including matters relating to the administration of the Wyoming Department of Education. The letter stated further that the legislators will not be intimidated by attempts to threaten legal action against them.