Civil Justice Reform Bills Moving Forward

The past few weeks have been very active on the civil justice reform front. The Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees have held a number of public hearings on bills supported by various Hamilton Consulting clients related to the state’s civil justice system. Eliminating Phantom Damages AB 29/SB 22, authored by Rep. Andre Jacque and Sen. […]

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Chief Justice Abrahamson Becomes Longest-Serving Justice in Wisconsin History

 This week the Wisconsin Supreme Court marked a major milestone, as Chief Justice Abrahamson became the longest serving supreme court justice in Wisconsin history. During her current term in office she will also break the record for longest serving Chief Justice.   A press release from the court system notes: Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson […]

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2013 Spring Election: Candidates & Results

The results of the 2013 Spring Elections will be posted here as they become available. Wisconsin Supreme Court Pat Roggensack* – 57% Ed Fallone – 43% Precincts Reporting – 99% Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers* – 61% Don Pridemore – 39% Precincts Reporting – 99% State Assembly District 98 Adam Neylon (R) Court of […]

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The Third Branch

The Wisconsin Court System has published its first issue of The Third Branch, for 2013. Among other things, the newsletter covers the orientation session the courts held for new members of the state legislature and provides information on the state budget’s impact on the court system.

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Supreme Court Race Heats Up

On April 2, incumbent Justice Patience Roggensack will face Marquette Law professor Ed Fallone for her chance to win another 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. While it may not ignite the same political passions as the 2011 Prosser-Kloppenburg race, the 2013 contest is critical to determining the balance of power on the high […]

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Press Corps Comments on Capitol Climate

Steve Walters hosted a Capitol Roundtable discussion with members of the Capitol Press Corps on March 8, 2013 at the WisconsinEye studio in Madison on the recent mining bill passed by the legislature, Governor Walker’s budget and the upcoming Supreme Court race between incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack and challenger Ed Fallone. Panelists included: WisPolitics.com editor, […]

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Civil Justice Reforms Once Again a Legislative Priority

The Legislature has introduced several bills designed to further improve Wisconsin’s civil justice system, building on the dramatic reforms passed during the 2011-12 Session. Eliminating Phantom Damages (AB 29/SB 22): This legislation allows juries in personal injury cases to see all the evidence when determining the amount owed to compensate the plaintiff for his or […]

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Supreme Court Debate Scheduled

The State Bar of Wisconsin and We the People/Wisconsin are hosting a debate between the Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates. The incumbent, Justice Patience Roggensack, and her challenger, Marquette University Law School Professor Ed Fallone, will debate on Friday, March 22 at 7:00 PM before an audience at the State Bar Center. WISC-TV Anchor Eric Franke […]

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Roggensack, Fallone Win Supreme Court Primary

On April 2, incumbent Justice Patience Roggensack will face Marquette Law professor Ed Fallone for her chance to win another 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. According to unofficial results from the Associated Press, with 99 percent of precincts reporting, Roggensack received 64 percent of the primary vote and Fallone, 30 percent, to lemon […]

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In Their Words: Statements From Each of the Supreme Court Candidates

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is up for reelection for a 10-year term on the court, and she is being challenged by Wisconsin’s “King of Lemon Laws,” Vince Megna, and Marquette University Law School professor Edward Fallone. A recent issue of the Capital Times featured op-eds from each of the three candidates. Justice Pat […]

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