Sunday, June 8, 2014

Wisconsin Supreme Court imposes time limits on debate to clear backlog

Patrick Marley reported at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"The plan was adopted last month in private amid some dissent as tensions continue to simmer on a court often marked by personal disagreements.

"'In order to get our work done before the end of June, such time limits appear, unfortunately, to be necessary,' Justice N. Patrick Crooks wrote his fellow justices in a May 19 email.

"Crooks, 76, wrote he was proposing the idea with 'considerable reluctance' and also made clear he would not run for a third 10-year term in 2016."