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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson fends off attacks on her record

For many Wisconsinites, a state Supreme Court without Shirley Abrahamson is unthinkable. Abrahamson has served on the state’s highest court for 33 years, 13 of them as its first female chief justice. During her tenure, Abrahamson has developed a national reputation as a no-nonsense jurist who isn’t afraid to wield the...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Even more people have been injured or killed by repeat drunken drivers this past week. The recent tragedies included a crash at Sheboygan’s Brat Days, in which four people were injured by a drunken 21-year-old from Manitowoc who was sentenced to serve time in jail for previous drunken driving convictions, plus a death and injury caused by a Pewaukee man who already has four drunken driving convictions.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The wealthiest corporations in Wisconsin now have the best state Supreme Court money can buy. How are you enjoying it so far? How do you like the Wisconsin Supreme Court giving a humongous $265 million tax refund to the richest companies in the state that you, as an ordinary taxpayer, are going to have to cover out...
Friday, July 11, 2008

State businesses reject its right-wing agenda

Late last month Epic Systems announced that it would try to avoid working with vendors that support the leadership of the state business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC). Epic Systems contractor J.P. Cullen & Sons promptly dropped its membership with WMC and the company’s CEO left his position on the WMC board. Earlier this year, another WMC board member, TDS Telecom CEO David A. Wittwer, stepped down from the position. Although Wittwer didn’t cite a specific reason for leaving, his resignation occurred on the cusp of WMC’s political attack on Wisconsin’s first African-American Supreme Court justice, Louis Butler.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
It’s appalling enough that a little-known, small-time judge with no apparent qualifications defeated Wisconsin’s only African-American Supreme Court justice by running a squalid, deceptive campaign that equated the distinguished justice with a black child molester.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
If it’s such an overwhelming advantage to be a black man running for president of the United States, it’s amazing that the first 43 have been white. No doubt Geraldine Ferraro expects the next 43 presidents to be African American...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It’s “unbecoming a sitting judge”

What's worse than being bombarded with campaign ads from secretive, independent front groups in the final weeks before an election? Being bombarded with a “disgraceful and deliberately misleading ad” actually sponsored by a candidate for the state Supreme Court himself.