Skip to comments.Patience Roggensack said there's no doubt she is chief justice
Posted on 05/05/2015 12:21:49 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Patience Roggensack said Tuesday there is no doubt she is the Wisconsin Supreme Court's chief justice and that she didn't want to fight with any of her colleagues in the process, taking jabs at how the court has been run.
The justice told conservative WTMJ-AM (620) radio host Charlie Sykes she had been meeting with top court staff in recent days and planned to allow them and other justices to have more input than they have in the past.
Roggensack did not respond to interview requests from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last week and did not immediately respond to one Tuesday, but she spent about 10 minutes Tuesday discussing the situation on the talk show, which promotes Republican campaigns and conservative causes.
They were her first public comments since a dispute erupted over who is leading the court. An attorney for longtime Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson in court papers filed Friday contends Abrahamson still leads the court and that a vote for Roggensack by the court last week was invalid.
Roggensack told the radio host the most important of the chief justice's duties is setting the tone for the state's judiciary and she plans to establish a positive one for a court that has been ridiculed nationally in recent years for infighting.
"When I read the headline this morning in the Journal Sentinel, I was sad," Roggensack said, referring to a story headlined "Will the real chief justice please stand" in the print edition. (The story carried different headlines in different formats.)
"That is poking fun at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, trying to make a joke at our highest judicial institution. And you know that does a disservice to our state."
The dispute ~snip~ is playing out in a federal lawsuit brought by Abrahamson.
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Patience Roggensack (left) and Shirley Abrahamson are both laying claim to the title of Wisconsin chief justice.
Roggensack and Abrahamson continue to duke it out for title of Chief Justice!
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Let em scrap it out!!!
There is no precedent. The voters passed a Constitutional Amendment. Seniority rules are OUT! Roggensack is CJ, but Abrahamson won’t go quietly.
“There is no precedent. The voters passed a Constitutional Amendment. Seniority rules are OUT! Roggensack is CJ, but Abrahamson wont go quietly.”
Does the CJ have a better office? If so, Roggensack should call in the movers and move the old sow out!
What sort of amendment? Would it apply ex post facto
or only when the previeous chief’s term ends?
Isn’t Abrahamson the one who accused another Justice of trying to kill her by strangulation when there were multiple witnesses to the event in question?
She kinda looks like Bahney Franks sista.
federal judge should toss the case..state’s rights..I bet they went judge shopping..a nice liberal federal judge
No. That was Abrahamson’s buddy — Ann Walsh Bradley who was just reelected for another 10 year term!
Constitutional amendment. Takes effect immediately, but that is what Abrahamson is arguing — that it shouldn’t take effect until HER 10 year term ends. It’s in the courts.
Roggensack doesn’t want to change office. She says Shirlley can stay where she is.
Dont forget that the Wis SC precedent is that constitutional amendments are effective immediately unless otherwise specified in the amendment. The author of that precedent is — Shirley Abrahmson.
Loving the name. Patience Roggensack sounds like the name of a Hogwarts professor. Looking forward to her next “Laws of Magic” and “Magic and the Constitution” courses.
“Dont forget that the Wis SC precedent is that constitutional amendments are effective immediately unless otherwise specified in the amendment. The author of that precedent is Shirley Abrahmson.”
Hoist on her own petard! :)
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