Friday, July 12, 2013

Package of bills addresses judicial elections, ethics

"A package of six bills and two proposed Constitutional amendments would, among other things, set up a panel of Court of Appeals judges to hear ethics cases brought against Supreme Court justices. The package is a long shot for immediate passage, but promises to generate discussion about the difficult issues surrounding judicial elections and ethics in the next legislative session." That is the summary for this article by Nancy Rottier, Legislative Liaison, in the Spring 2013 issue of The Third Branch, quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin Court System.