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Feb 19, 2024

California judge under investigation for alleged antisemitism and ethical violations

A Northern California judge is under investigation by a state agency for allegedly making antisemitic remarks when addressing a deputy public defender, failing to recuse himself from cases involving attorneys and other people he socialized with, sexually harassing women, and other ethical violations.

Sep 23, 2018

New nonprofit emphasizes ethics in politics

A new non-partisan, nonprofit political group is hoping to improve ethics in Wisconsin politics.

Aug 24, 2018

Lawyers should not be punished for merely doing what ethical rules require of them

In all the years I have practiced law I have seen many lawyers run for public office and often win.

Jul 3, 2017

Do I have an ethical obligation to be nice?

Civility, niceness, and more specifically incivility and meanness, are big news today.

Feb 6, 2017

New ethics rules attempt to keep pace with how lawyers conduct business

The New Year has brought a new turn for the state's ethics rules for the use of technology.

Aug 24, 2016

Balancing business, legal ethics

Corporate counsel don’t often end up as the subject of disciplinary cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, but that doesn’t mean they can’t go astray just as easily as other sorts of lawyers.

Oct 22, 2015

Ethics complaints against Baldwin over firing dismissed (UPDATE)

The Senate ethics panel has dismissed three complaints against Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin over her firing of a top-level staff member and handling of allegations at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

May 27, 2015

Drawing the line on gifts

The Wisconsin Supreme Court sets the rules governing when and how judges can accept gifts.

Apr 20, 2015

Baldwin’s former state director files ethics complaint (UPDATE)

A former deputy state director for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin filed an ethics complaint against the Wisconsin Democrat on Monday, saying Baldwin unfairly faulted her for mishandling reports of problems at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center.

Sep 9, 2014

ON ETHICS: The ethics of Candy Crush

The rules of professional responsibility, much like the wheels of justice, are slow to come around.

Jul 17, 2014

Petri pays nearly $140K in defense of ethics probe (UPDATE)

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri has paid nearly $140,000 for legal representation in an ethics investigation into his stock holdings that he requested, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.

Jan 15, 2014

Defense attorney accused of supplying items to an inmate

A Madison criminal defense attorney is accused of illegally passing items to an inmate he was visiting in a Portage prison.


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