Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn Speaks

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Shirley Sues

Madison — A day after voters approved changing the state constitution to allow members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to elect their leader, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson on Wednesday sued the six other members of the court to hold onto her job.

Supporters of the measure — which passed 53% to 47% — had said it would help heal relations on a court that has been marked by personal and ideological clashes in recent years.

Abrahamson, the longest-serving justice in Wisconsin history, filed her lawsuit in federal court in Madison. In it, she contends she should be able to remain chief justice until her term on the court ends in July 2019.

Via Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson sues to keep her job for four more years @ JSOnline.

‘Really good’

Via Paul Ryan says Scott Walker has a 'really good chance' in 2016 @ JS All Politics Blog.

Congressman Grothman Speaks

Bucks have a plan

How many unarmed black suspects will be shot?

Madison man charged with trying to join ISIS

Friday Catblogging: Bobcat v. Shark?

Perhaps, just perhaps…

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Bucks Think Big

Returned

$41,000,000

Referendum

Stanley Kutler, 80

Rest in peace.

What They’re Having

1508

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Honorable

Scholar-athletes.

Film: History of the MGM Lion

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Nowhere to go but up

10-0.

Math

One More

Dead Zones

Runoff is the state’s most serious water pollution problem.

In Green Bay, pollutants from farm fields and other sources have helped create a dead zone, an area so low in oxygen that it can’t support most aquatic life.

Via Scott Walker's budget cuts $5.7 million from runoff pollution remedies @ JSOnline.

Venture Capitalist Admits Truth About Walker Economics

"Most of his activity was more politically focused than economically, job-creation focused," said John Torinus, a Milwaukee businessman and venture capitalist who nevertheless praises some of Walker’s moves. "He was going to concentrate on job creation with a laser-like focus and he got distracted."

Via Scott Walker's Wisconsin Still Lags Nation In Job Growth @ AP Huffpo.

Wisconsin behind America

…the likely Republican presidential contender has had less success changing Wisconsin’s economy and budget. The state lags in job growth and its budget faces a shortfall. It’s a record that complicates Walker’s path in early primary states as he sells himself as a reformer….

Wisconsin ranked 40th in private sector job growth for the 12 months ending in September, said the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Walker has called hiring in his state the “gold standard” for measuring his performance.

Via Scott Walker's Wisconsin Still Lags Nation In Job Growth @ AP HuffPo.

Monday Music: Lux Lisbon, Keep Me Wild

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UW Campuses Offer Buyouts

Bradley v. Daley

Battle over wage laws

Jump Around

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Better

On, Wisconsin

Badgers!

Happy Easter: An Easter Weekend in Rome

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Justice Prosser’s Curiosity Forces His Own Disqualification

Madison— Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser abruptly stepped down from a case earlier this year after a state lawyer said Prosser had apparently contacted a state lab asking questions related to a case before the state’s high court.

His withdrawal leaves six justices on the case, raising the possibility of a 3-3 split that would leave unresolved an issue that has repeatedly cropped up in drunken driving cases.

Wisconsin’s ethics code for judges says that in general judges cannot engage in discussions outside the courtroom with witnesses. They are to make their decisions based on the facts presented to them, rather than ones they gather on their own.

Prosser appears to have sought answers directly from the state Laboratory of Hygiene that analyzed the blood sample in the drunken driving case before the Supreme Court. The same day the contact became public, Prosser notified the court he was withdrawing from the case.

Via David Prosser turned sleuth in OWI case before high court @ JSOnline.

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