At the WSJ, John Fund describes some of the ambitious pro-liability adventures of the current Wisconsin Supreme Court majority. Following voters' decisive defeat this month of a trial-lawyer-backed candidate for the high court, Fund predicts that the next battle will be fought over the seat of former Milwaukee judge Louis Butler, who lost by a 2-1 margin in a 2000 campaign for the high court but was appointed anyway by Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle after incumbent Diane Sykes departed for a seat on the Seventh Circuit. Next April Judge Butler, who's aligned himself with the pro-liability-expansion majority, must stand for a full ten-year term on the court.
Wisconsin high court: the next round?