Justice Abrahamson Takes Her Case to Federal Appeals Court

In the latest chapter of an ongoing fight over who will lead the Wisconsin Supreme Court, a justice who was on the losing end of a recent, temporary federal court ruling is appealing it.

In mid-May, U.S. District Judge James Peterson declined  to block Chief Justice Pat Roggensack from holding that title while Justice Shirley Abrahamson pursues litigation claiming title to the top job (see Gavel Grab).

The court’s conservative majority chose Justice Roggensack for the top job in an email vote after a voter-approved constitutional amendment, changing the selection method for the chief justice, was certified recently. Justice Abrahamson has contended the new process should not be implemented in the middle of her term.

The Associated Press said Justice Abrahamson filed on Wednesday an appeal to the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.