Recent talk of impeaching a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice has ignored the actual process of removal for an ethics violation, which requires a two-thirds Assembly vote
Critics have railed against many Wisconsin Elections Commission decisions, but they were made by bipartisan commissioners, not the administrator.
Justices clashed publicly over rules changes and firing top administrator, but new records highlight key conflict over how quickly court business should move.
Wisconsin Watch obtained the following emails under the Wisconsin open records law from Chief Justice Annette Ziegler and Justices Rebecca Bradley and Brian Hagedorn, the members of the court’s conservative minority.
Republicans don’t control two-thirds of the Assembly, but they only need two-thirds of those present on a session day to override the governor’s veto.
The judge says it met a need, but the self-styled program lacked structure and meant longer punishments for some.
Outagamie County Circuit Judge Vincent Biskupic has held dozens of review hearings stretching over years to push defendants to pay overdue court costs
Beau Jammes filed a complaint against Judge Vincent Biskupic, arguing that being subject to the judge’s scrutiny for months was ‘illegal’ — and unhelpful.
A Wisconsin Watch and WPR analysis shows Judge Vincent Biskupic is the top user of this ‘de facto’ probation, which raises questions of judicial authority — and fairness.
The analysis required help from a court data firm and intense scrutiny of 142 cases.