Emails show disputes continue on Wisconsin Supreme Court
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Even with a new chief justice, the disputes continue behind the scenes inside the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Backers of a constitutional amendment allowing the justices to decide who will be their leader argued it would lead to more harmony on the Supreme Court. But emails released Friday show that the tenure of new Chief Justice Patience Roggensack is off to a rocky start.
The emails show Justice Patrick Crooks told Roggensack in a Sunday message that a closed conference Roggensack scheduled on Monday violated the court's rules because all seven justices had not agreed to call it.
Crooks was among three justices who also did not appear at a swearing-in Monday for law school graduates.
The emails were requested by The Associated Press and provided by Justice Shirley Abrahamson.