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Conservative Justice Michael Gableman pushed through a proposal to hide administrative court proceedings from public view. In doing so, he treated two women justices from the liberal camp, who are far more distinguished than he is, with contempt. more

Jun 27, 2017 1:15 PM OPINION

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David Michael Miller

Republican-backed State Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler ran unopposed, winning a second 10-year term. Given the fury over Trump and the November elections, a liberal challenger would have had a chance. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

They want strict thresholds for when judges have to recuse themselves. High campaign donations have led citizens to “rightfully ask whether justice is for sale.” more

Jan 11, 2017 4:37 PM News

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David Michael Miller

You can trace the political decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to kill the John Doe probe back to one group in particular: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

Do conservatives endorse seeking donations from wealthy donors in exchange for special favors? Do conservatives think political campaigns should be free to coordinate with outside groups? Leaked John Doe documents force these questions. more

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Scott Walker selected Daniel Kelly to be the state's next Supreme Court justice. Kelly has compared affirmative action to slavery and criticized same-sex marriage. more

Jul 22, 2016 5:10 PM News 3 Comments

The three finalists Gov. Scott Walker is considering for state Supreme Court are predictably conservative. But one of them, attorney Daniel Kelly, believes affirmative action is as bad as slavery and calls same-sex marriage “coerced dignity.” more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM News 1 Comments

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser will leave the bench July 31, just five years into his 10-year term. Gov. Scott Walker will be able to appoint another justice that is all but certain to reaffirm the court’s conservative slant. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

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Andy Manis

JoAnne Kloppenburg lost in the high-spending campaign for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. Her supporters say she was defeated not by Justice Rebecca Bradley, but by “M-O-N-E-Y.” more

Apr 6, 2016 9:54 AM News 4 Comments

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David Michael Miller

​Justice Rebecca Bradley raised $100,000 more than her Supreme Court opponent, Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg, in the latest reporting period. Bradley is also getting more support from dark-money groups. more

Mar 31, 2016 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

​In a monumental battle for the state Supreme Court, Justice Rebecca Bradley and Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg advance vastly different views of the role of law. Will money be the deciding factor in the April 5 election? more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

​Wisconsin Alliance for Reform spent $1 million urging residents to call Justice Rebecca Bradley’s office. Although the ads failed to generate many phones calls, it got Bradley’s name on the TV and radio ahead of last month’s primary. more

Mar 3, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

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Bill Lueders

After surviving Tuesday’s low-key primary, Justice Rebecca Bradley and Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg move onto epic battle for Supreme Court seat. more

Feb 17, 2016 9:50 AM News

After questioning Judge Joe Donald’s judicial philosophy, Alan Talaga sits down with the Supreme Court candidate to learn more about him. more

Feb 14, 2016 5:30 PM Madland 2 Comments

Democrats should hope that Bernie Sanders stays in the race for a competitive primary with Hillary Clinton on April 5. It could help boot a conservative justice from the high court. more

Feb 11, 2016 1:00 PM Madland 3 Comments

The Milwaukee Circuit Court judge and candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court says he is an independent. But he has not done enough to explain the approach he would take in his new job. more

Feb 10, 2016 9:33 AM Madland 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

In this week’s Isthmus on WORT, Bill Lueders explains why Supreme Court candidates call each other “partisan.” more

Feb 9, 2016 1:07 PM News

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David Michael Miller

​Three candidates are vying for one Supreme Court seat this spring. Although all three insist they’re nonpartisan, they each have strong partistan ties. more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM News

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David Michael Miller

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne should lead John Doe II SCOTUS appeal — it’s the right thing to do, for his future. more

Dec 11, 2015 12:50 PM Madland 3 Comments

​Description: The Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on the John Doe investigation is also important in upholding the rule of law. more

Jul 31, 2015 7:30 AM Opinion