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Abrahamson releases more details for court changes


MADISON (AP) -- Ways to make Wisconsin Supreme Court deliberations public in an effort to restore public confidence in the court will be discussed by the justices next week.

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson outlined her ideas in a memo released Tuesday along with the agenda for the court's discussions on Sept. 15.

Abrahamson said she wanted to open up the discussions following a physical altercation in the court's offices between Justices Ann Walsh Bradley and David Prosser.

Abrahamson says none of the seven justices are blameless in the court's problems but she sees the start of the court's new term as a "new beginning."

Currently, administrative conferences of the court are open but deliberations are closed.

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