Members of the OHRCC were found guilty of violating the Sunshine Law, but the judge in the case did not assess the plaintiffs' legal fees as part of the judgment. WitbolsFeugen approached the Legislature, asking them to the pay the $35,000 in legal bills to correct what he sees as an injustice. He said County Counselor Jane McQueeny should not be allowed to purposely run up legal bills to punish people who are seeking access to open records. McQueeny denies this was what happened.
The hiring of Wilson was passed by a 5-1-1 vote, with Legislator Dan Tarwater against and Dennis Waits abstaining. Legislators Ron Finley and Bob Spence were absent.