The Wisconsin Judicial Commission and the Dane County’s Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that they are conducting separate ethical and criminal investigations into an alleged physical altercation between two Wisconsin Supreme Court justices.
Author Archives: Bill Lueders
A timely topic, a search for the truth
Editor’s note: The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is debuting a column called Money & Politics. Written by Bill Lueders, the Center’s Money and Politics Project director, the column will cover a wide range of topics related to money and politics, tied into contemporary events. And it will invite readers into a process of discovery, […]
Supreme Court spat got physical
Several sources told Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism that an argument before the court’s release of a decision upholding a bill to curtail the collective bargaining rights of public employees culminated in a physical altercation in the presence of other justices.
E-mail ruling a blow to openness
Every action that sanctions official secrecy creates opportunities for abuse.
Public information belongs on the Internet
The unleashed power of the Internet has given the public unprecedented access to information, and there is no way to put the genie back in the bottle.