Monday, October 24th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman 5/14/2015 Page A5 Opinion Abrahamson responsible for any court ‘confusion’ Justice should reconsider lawsuit It is not Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s finest moment. She is still continuing her lawsuit against her colleagues on the state Supreme Court, desperately trying to cling to a title that is no longer hers. When voters passed a constitutional […]

Each year I consult the magic martini shaker to make a list of predictions and then, because I’m a masochist, I revisit them at the end of the year to see how well I did. This year I did better than most. Any better, and TLC channel will offer me a reality television show as […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bruce Vielmetti wrote a cheap shot attack on state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman disguised as coverage of the federal court case regarding the state’s voter photo ID law. Vielmetti quoted Nancy Marcus, a former law clerk for ex-state Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler, saying Gableman is a racist. Vielmetti does nothing in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Attention liberal bloggers. If you’re going to echo Mike Tate’s talking points, the least you could do is note the irony. DPW Chairman Mike Tate notes the hiring of political consultant Darrin Schmitz by the Ron Johnson campaign for Senate and says, Ron Johnson told voters this week all they need to know about what […]

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 […]