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Patience Roggensack

Jun 14, 2023

State Bar of Wisconsin swears in new President, WisDOJ budget, cybersecurity, and public defender and ADA salaries discussed

Board of Governor's Meeting went into closed session only 31 minutes into the meeting.

Mar 16, 2023

Ziegler to continue as Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Annette Ziegler has been reelected by her fellow justices to a second two-year term leading the state’s highest court. The court announced Thursday that justices had voted in private to keep Ziegler in the post she first assumed in 2021. The court did not announce the vote breakdown. […]

Jul 7, 2022

Wisconsin court rules against transgender sex offender

The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority said Thursday that a transgender woman cannot change her name because she is on the state's sex offender registry and the law does not allow people on the registry to change their names.

Feb 4, 2022

Supreme Court won’t take challenge to absentee ballot boxes

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejected Republican gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch's request that it take over an absentee ballot box challenge in Wisconsin, in a ruling Friday.

May 1, 2020

Supreme Court receives 5 comments, no questions about COVID-19 rule

In a short videoconferencing meeting on Friday, Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack responded to five public comments the high court had received about an interim rule petition temporarily suspending jury trials in non-criminal matters.

Aug 8, 2014

BENCH BLOG: State justices divide on determining consent

What can an ordinary passenger do to stop police from searching the passenger’s property when it’s in a vehicle being searched with the driver’s consent?

May 27, 2014

Justices vote down proposal to make some OLR investigations public

The public will not be privy to attorney misconduct investigations before a formal complaint is filed, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Jul 15, 2013

CAPITOLISMS BLOG: Concrete evidence of humor at the state’s high court

It’s hard to imagine anyone turning to Wisconsin Supreme Court rulings for entertainment.

Mar 27, 2013

Spending subdued in state’s high court race

What if they held a Wisconsin Supreme Court election and nobody spent staggering sums trying to influence its outcome?

Feb 6, 2013

Roggensack releases first ad in Supreme Court race (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack released the first television ad of the campaign on Wednesday, touting her experience as a judge over her two opponents who have never served on the bench.

Feb 4, 2013

Megna wants candidates to turn down out-of-state donations (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Vince Megna is calling on two others in the race to turn down any donations that come from outside the state.

Jan 31, 2013

Little fundraising reported in Wis. Supreme Court races (UPDATE)

Candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court reported little fundraising activity in the last two months of 2012 as the campaign remained largely silent ahead of the April 2 election.


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