Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman 10/6/16 Page A5 Opinion Still waiting for John Doe justice Illegal leaks must be prosecuted The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for free speech Monday when it announced it would not take up the John Doe investigation case, ending a partisan witch hunt into conservative organizations in Wisconsin. Both state and federal […]

In a rather pathetic attempt to curry favor with the radical leftwing voters in Tuesday’s election, the liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates are attempting to re-fight the election battle of 2008 when Michael Gableman defeated the incumbent Louis Butler. The left in this state has been so incensed at the result that some of them […]

Former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen’s settlement in the “caucus scandal” is drawing the expected comments from the political left. My favorite comment so far has to come from Ed Garvey: Did I mention that Scooter is white? Ah, unfair? Check the second headline, “Senate deal cuts Butler from federal judgeship.” True story. Apparently Justice Butler […]

Governor Jim Doyle announced Wednesday an appointment to the “non-partisan regulatory body that administers and enforces the state’s election, campaign finance, and ethics laws,” the Government Accountability Board (GAB). The new GAB member is an old member, Judge David Deininger a fact conveniently missing in the bio information in the governor’s press release. Deininger left […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Apr 15, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Voters choice of Gableman must be respected In the run-up to the spring election, local Democrats and some of their allies in the media took an opportunity to “tut-tut” the partisan turn one judicial race took. Republican State Representative Mark Gundrum challenged Judge Richard Congdon, a […]

Hey, great minds think alike. Or else Patrick McIlheran and I can both read a calendar. McIlheran comments on the Gableman ethics case and says it’s really just an effort to undo Gableman’s election two years ago. Fine, an appeals judge, argues – I think convincingly – that the complaint against Gableman should be dismissed. […]

For the left, Gableman’s sin is being right (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) I realize the Democratic left will never be happy as long as Justice Gableman is sitting on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. How did he dare defeat Louis Butler? It […]

Like a bad penny former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler keeps turning up. Voters in Wisconsin rejected Butler in two statewide races, but still President Obama nominated him for the federal bench. The second time was even more remarkable as Butler was the first sitting state Supreme Court Justice to be voted off the […]

This is when most bloggers put out their endorsements, something from which I abstain for the most part. Still, some races are worth last-minute commentary. Out of personal friendship I wish Mike Mathias well tomorrow in his race for Milwaukee School Board. While Mike and I rarely agree politically, Mike is a very thoughtful person […]

In Friday’s Waukesha Freeman, Scot Ross of the organization with the Fascist-sounding name, One Wisconsin Now, attempts to take issue with my January 22nd Waukesha Freeman column, “Supremely different.” In that column I argue, The concern should be less about Koschnick’s defense of a criminal {Ted Oswald} as a defense attorney than whether Koschnick would […]