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
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 courts and Evers administration have stepped in, but bipartisan efforts to make state law neutral to reflect status of same-sex couples have stalled
Rep. Dan Knodl’s 8th Senate District victory gives Republicans a two-thirds Senate majority, creating speculation about whether they could impeach Justice-elect Janet Protasiewicz.
Democrats hope if Janet Protasiewicz defeats Dan Kelly, past conservative decisions lacking a clear rationale will be easier for a liberal court to overturn
The candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court have accused each other of putting politics above the law. Supporters point to cases that explain what that means.
Small number of cases shows why election officials say Wisconsin’s disorganized system for tracking those adjudicated ‘incompetent’ to vote needs a legislative fix.
The state Department of Safety and Professional Services amassed a $47 million surplus — and agency call center service plummeted — while the Legislature rebuffed Gov. Tony Evers’ asks for more help
Gerrymandering continues to present a problem for Democrats and democracy in Wisconsin, but Republicans are unlikely to address the issue anytime soon.
On this Nov. 14, 2022 episode of Newsmakers, WisconsinEye Host Lisa Pugh sits down with Shawn Johnson, Wisconsin Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief, and Matthew DeFour, Wisconsin Watch Statehouse Bureau Chief, to share their latest thoughts on Wisconsin’s future.