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Shirley Abrahamson

Jul 29, 2019

Hagedorn swearing-in illustrates power of appointments

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.

Jun 18, 2019

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.

Apr 30, 2019

Wisconsin Supreme Court says asking about gun allowed

A Milwaukee police officer did not violate the constitutional rights of a person pulled over for a routine traffic stop when the officer asked if they had a weapon in the car, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Apr 25, 2019

Final Hagedorn margin nearly same as unofficial tally

The state Elections Commission is certifying Brian Hagedorn's victory over Lisa Neubauer in a Supreme Court race, with a final tally that differed from the unofficial count by just a handful of votes.

Mar 26, 2019

Abrahamson withdraws herself from another 3 cases

Justice Shirley Abrahamson has withdrawn herself from three more cases pending before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Mar 20, 2019

Abrahamson withdraws from 3 more cases

Justice Shirley Abrahamson has withdrawn from another three cases scheduled for oral argument.

Mar 18, 2019

Abrahamson withdraws from 3 cases

Long-time Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson has suddenly withdrawn from participating in three cases.

Feb 7, 2019

Hagedorn outraises Neubauer in January in Supreme Court race

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn outraised his challenger, Lisa Neubauer, in January, but still trails her in the total amount of money raised and cash on hand.

Jan 10, 2019

Wisconsin Supreme Court hopefuls close in fundraising

Two judges vying for a spot on the state Supreme Court raised roughly the same amount of money during the second half of 2018.

Oct 22, 2018

Abrahamson talks about challenges women face in law

In a rare public appearance outside the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s chambers, Justice Shirley Abrahamson spoke during a lecture at the University of Wisconsin Law School about her experiences as both a judge and a lawyer.

Oct 15, 2018

Justice to headline law school’s 150th birthday celebration

As part of the University of Wisconsin Law School’s 150th birthday festivities, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson will be giving the school’s Kastenmeier Lecture.

Aug 31, 2018

Abrahamson has cancer

Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson says she has cancer.


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