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

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dallet sworn in


Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet has taken a ceremonial oath of office in a state Capitol ceremony attended by four of the other six justices. Dallet won election in April to a 10-year term on the bench, which began last week. > AP News

Dallet’s arrival brings hope of friendlier Supreme Court

When Rebecca Dallet joins the Wisconsin Supreme Court next month, she is looking forward to building strong relationships with her fellow justices after a tumultuous campaign in which she blasted the court as being “broken and dysfunctional.” Dallet takes her seat on Aug. 1, weakening conservative control from 5-2 to 4-3. > AP News

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