NEWS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Of course they did, of course he did.
Strategy of getting Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves doesn’t work if his disciple case goes to Court of Appeals.
Christopher Kline of Prairie du Sac.
His latest finance report, filed with GAB on July 20, shows that he had just $1,144.60 in it, and still owed about $229,000
Right on cue.
Paul Jardin’s agency’s an embarrassment.
Via Channel 3000.
Newly released records show that an offer of tax breaks to a Stevens Point company contingent on it winning a state contract had been accepted, contradicting earlier claims from Gov. Scott Walker’s administration that no firm commitment had been made
The new normal?
Gov. Scott Walker relied on recommendations from a former Assembly speaker who once worked for state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser in appointing members of a commission investigating Prosser, newly released records show.
Paul Jadin, head of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, should have been fired months ago.
Other side of the fence.
Expecting legal representation without paying market rate.
Easier to see him being able to buy drugs, actually; shouldn’t be practicing law in any event.
Much wheedling from attorney who has pled no contest to a half-dozen ethics violations and still faces only a six-month suspension.
Ken Kratz pleads no contest to six charges, but predictably, the weak and ineffectual Office of Lawyer Regulation dropped five other charges.
Those who make the law should understand and comply with the law:
Two state lawmakers are trying to intervene in a lawsuit over the state’s stalled voter ID law, but they are refusing to say how they are paying for it.
The representatives who filed the motion – Robin Vos (R-Burlington) and Bob Ziegelbauer (I-Manitowoc) – refused to answer questions about the funding of the legal work for a week but indicated Thursday that they are seeking a review of whether they complied with state ethics laws.
“As I understand it, they’re trying to determine whether or not there is some technical problem, and if there is then I’m not going to be party to the program,” Ziegelbauer said. “If there’s any violation at all, I’ll just be detached from the whole program.”
State law bars public officials from receiving anything of value, including legal work, because of their public position. A lawyer on the other side of the case is questioning whether that happened in this case.
“I believe that they are being provided something of value that they’re not paying for,” attorney Lester Pines said. “I don’t believe you can give a public official something for free. They have to explain it.”
Faces penalty of six-month suspension, when he shouldn’t be practicing law ever again.