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Wisconsin high court: the next round?

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.



Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute


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