Neubauer announces candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Lisa Neubauer, the chief judge on the state appeals court, announced Thursday she is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a bid to replace retiring liberal justice Shirley Abrahamson. > AP News

Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with Evers in battle over attorney


The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Tony Evers can choose his own lawyer to defend the Department of Public Instruction against a lawsuit by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, in a decision that went against the wishes of Gov. Scott Walker. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Waukesha County Judge Lazar considering Supreme Court run


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

Wisconsin high court backs Ho-Chunk, protects burial sites


A concrete company can’t dig up American Indian burial mounds located within its southern Wisconsin quarry, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The case revolves around Wingra Redi-Mix’s eight-year effort to excavate effigy mounds within its quarry in Blooming Grove. > AP News