- Rationale

Introduction

"We expect our professors to criticize each other, to debate, to question authority...the actions themselves fall under the realm of educational employment in a university setting...the actions themselves, the actions of criticizing, debating, and questioning authority do serve a legitimate purpose...". [Zeke Wiedenfeld, Court Commissioner, Walworth County Circuit Court]

My name is Chris Henige. I have taught art history at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater since 2001.

The purpose of this site is to provide all of the documentation associated with my experiences at the university starting in 2012 and carrying through to the present day. I will be starting with the current and moving backward through time, and more materials will continue to appear on this site over time.

The documents, audio and commentary contained in this site are all a matter of public record.

- Judicial Review

Exhibit 569 - Feb 12, 2018 - Decision and Order

Decision and Order of the Regents
Commentary:

This is provided here for reference, as the Petition for Judicial Review is based directly on this document.

Exhibit 571 - Feb 12, 2018 - Decision and Order

Decision and Order Annotated
Commentary:

This is also provided for reference, making the connections between the Decision and Order and the Petition for Judicial Review more clear.

Exhibit 570 - Mar 5, 2018 - Petition

Petition for Judicial Review
Commentary:

This document follows the sequence of the Decision and Order provided above. Its purpose is to challenge the legality of the proceedings which led to my dismissal.

Exhibit 572 - Mar 30, 2018 - Motion to Dismiss

Motion to Dismiss
Commentary:

Counsel for the UWW, in the Office of the Attorney General, filed a motion to dismiss based on the fact that I mailed the document using Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation rather than "certified mail". My response follows.

- A number of related documents were filed by the DOJ which were procedural in nature and are not included here.

Exhibit 573 - Apr 10, 2018 - Motion to Dismiss

Reply to Motion to Dismiss
Commentary:

My reply argues that not only did counsel for UWW stipulate that they both received service and that it was timely, but using Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation provided exactly the same proof of service as certified mail.

Exhibit 574 - Motion to Dismiss

Awaiting a Decision
Commentary:

At present, both parties are awaiting a decision on the Motion to Dismiss.

Exhibit 580 - Jul 3, 2018 - Dismissal

Motion to Dismiss Granted
Commentary:

I'm sure counsel for the UW sees this as a win. Now, both they and the courts have argued that "uniformity, consistency and compliance with procedural rules are important aspects of the administration of justice; if the statutory prescriptions are to be meaningful, they must be unbending." Their only defense against their failure to comply with the rules must be that the rules are in fact "bending", and now there can be no doubt that they are not.

- Contents

Judicial Review
2017-2018

Other Actions
2017-2018

Lawsuit
2018-