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Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013
 Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack carries a rare distinction on the right-wing majority that controls our state’s highest court. She is the only
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

And is the Republican state Legislature now above the law?

How stunning and strange was the state Supreme Court's decision to uphold the dubiously passed collective bargaining bill? So strange that even Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, writing in her dissent, argued that the four justices in the majority were engaging...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
We’ve all learned a lot about the integrity of elections in Wisconsin in recent weeks. The most important thing we’ve learned is who has integrity and who doesn’t...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The state Supreme Court’s low ethical standards spur reform efforts

The latest moves of the Wisconsin Supreme Court have so troubled court watchers that a special legislative committee is being launched to focus on reforming the self-policing court. In the past week, the court has passed permissive rules on campaign contributions—rules that were written by the state’s biggest special interests—and deadlocked 3-3 on whether Justice Michael Gableman...
07.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
All I can say is wow. Talk about an activist judge! In his latest decision, State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, who had defended his right to lie in campaign ads, has ordained a first grade teacher. The ethically challenged justice is now defending the right of religious institutions to discriminate against their employees. And to get to that result,...