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Traveling Abrahamson exhibit makes stop in Wausau; upcoming dates added

"Justice for All: The Legacy of Chief Justice Shirely S. Abrahamson," a traveling exhibit celebrating former Chief Justice Abrahamson, is currently traveling across the state, showcasing text, photos and other heirlooms that catalog her groundbreaking professional career, which included becoming the longest serving justice in United States history.

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Flags to fly at half staff on Tuesday in Abrahamson’s honor

Flags will fly at half staff in Wisconsin on Tuesday in honor of the former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who died on Dec. 19 at age 87. Abrahamson became the first woman to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1976 and the court’s first female chief justice in 1996. She was the longest-serving justice in state ...

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YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW: Abrahamson let the sunshine in

As Justice Shirley Abrahamson ends her tenure on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, after 43 years and more than 1,300 authored opinions, she leaves a rich legacy of legal scholarship, importantly including her support for government transparency.

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Hagedorn to be sworn in Thursday

Justice-elect Brian Hagedorn, Justice Rebecca Bradley and former Justice David Prosser turned out to support Dan Kelly’s bid for a full, 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court at a press conference Tuesday in the high court’s hearing room in the state Capitol. Then-Gov. Scott Walker appointed Kelly three years ago, when Prosser retired from the court. Staff photo by Erika Strebel

Brian Hagedorn's inauguration as a state Supreme Court justice this week will mark the end of a legal age and starkly underscore governors' power to reshape Wisconsin courtrooms with like-minded appointees.

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Ginsburg honors Abrahamson during tribute

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg praised Shirley Abrahamson as an inspiration Tuesday in a video tribute as the legal community heralded Wisconsin's longest-serving and first female state Supreme Court justice during a farewell ceremony.

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