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Debate over Walker’s budget to begin with judicial issues (UPDATE)

The first votes to be taken Wednesday on Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal include whether to give the state Supreme Court authority over an independent commission that investigates judges, eliminate a panel that provides research on judicial issues and further cut the already greatly diminished secretary of state's office.

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Voters seek to dismiss Abrahamson challenge of amendment

Five voters asked a federal court on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, arguing that she shouldn't be allowed to delay a newly approved constitutional amendment expected to lead to her demotion.

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Chief justice proposal seen as rip on Abrahamson

A measure for a proposed state constitutional amendment to change how the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s chief justice is selected is on its way to passing a second consecutive legislative session, in time to appear on the April 7 ballot.

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Judge retirement age bill still in flux (UPDATE)

Setting a mandatory retirement age for judges isn't a priority, the Republican lawmaker floating the idea said Thursday, adding that details of any proposal remain very much in flux as he looks for enough support to pass it.

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Review of OLR finds several areas for improvement

Consultants tapped to examine the Office of Lawyer Regulation's investigatory and disciplinary process recommend that the office reorganize its staff and change the way it investigates cases in order to move them through the system more quickly.

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