Shirley Abrahamson, diagnosed with cancer, won’t leave court until term ends

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson revealed Friday she has cancer, but reiterated she won’t leave the bench until her term ends next year. Abrahamson, 84, announced in May she would not be seeking re-election next spring. > Wisconsin State Journal

Waukesha County Judge Lazar considering Supreme Court run

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Add Waukesha County Circuit Judge Maria Lazar to the ever-growing list of those considering a run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The former assistant attorney general says she’s considering running for a spot on the court, which will have an open seat next year due to the retirement of Justice Shirley Abrahamson. > AP News

Jefferson County DA Susan Happ considering run for Supreme Court

A Democratic district attorney from a Republican-leaning county who lost the 2014 AG election is considering a run for state Supreme Court. Susan Happ, 46, of Jefferson, is the third potential candidate to emerge for the seat being vacated by retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson. > Wisconsin State Journal

Justice Shirley Abrahamson will leave legacy to remember

Fans and critics agree: Shirley Abrahamson, the first woman to serve on Wisconsin’s high court, had a huge impact. So big, in fact, that Republicans adopted a constitutional amendment to push her out of the chief justice role. > Wisconsin Law Journal

Longtime Wisconsin Justice Shirley Abrahamson won’t seek re-election

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who has served on the court for more than 40 years, announced Wednesday that she won’t seek re-election in 2019. Abrahamson, 84, was the first woman to ever to sit on the court after she was appointed to the bench in 1976. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Justice Shirley Abrahamson undergoing medical tests, participating in Wisconsin cases by phone

Long-time Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson is undergoing medical tests and hasn’t been in court for more than a week. While the testing is being done, Abrahamson has been listening to arguments by telephone so she can participate in the cases, according to her office. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel