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Enter and sign in, please? Library customer who refused to sign in gets ticket thrown out

WIZM staff

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A state appeals court has reversed the conviction of a southerrn Wisconsin library customer who challenged a building rule he didn’t like.

Greg Griswold was found guilty of violating an ordinance in the Village of Muscoda in Grant County, requiring people visiting the village library to sign in before using a study room in the building.

In October of last year, Griswold said he planned to enter the study room but would not sign in.

The Muscoda police chief was called to the library, and gave Griswold a citation so the rule could be challenged in Grant County court.

On Thursday, an appeals judge threw out the conviction, because on the day Griswold got the ticket, he never actually went into the study room, so no law was broken.