Utterly wicked and utter disgrace: Onetime Milwaukee lawyer Joseph Engl is facing three felony counts alleging sexual assault of an underage girl plus another felony count of using a computer to facilitate sex with the girl – charges issued eight years after he was sentenced to probation and given a regulatory slap on the wrist…
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Mark Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation steps in. Via Green Bay Press-Gazette
Via Wisconsin State Journal.
Suddenly, a use for recusal. Via Hall @ Wisconsin State Journal.
Long overdue. Corrupt lawyers who steal from clients or commit other serious felonies should be banned from practicing law forever, and attorneys who do not cooperate with a disciplinary investigation should quickly have their law licenses suspended, a committee studying the oft-criticized Wisconsin lawyer disciplinary system says in a new report. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. See,…
A response to disgraced, former DA Ken Krtaz’z shameful conduct. Via Fox 11 WLUK.
Consequence of placing hands on Justice Bradley’s neck last June. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Why bother with another’s review when justices are already sure they’re right? Via WisconsinWatch.org.
Of course she did – who better to decide the case than someone so familiar? Via WisconsinWatch.org.
Local acrimony, national embarrassment. Via WisconsinWatch.org.
Principal has since been moved to another job. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
June 19th hearing on proposed six-month suspension for former district attorney accused of sexual harassment. Six-months is lenient. Via Fox 11.
Was signing recall petition a disqualifying conflict of interest? Via Milwaukwe Journal Sentinel.
Gableman’s failure to completely address the issue “violates both Wisconsin law and the public trust,” Ozanne wrote. “This court should not accept Justice Gableman’s deliberate obfuscation as binding upon it.” Via Wisconsin State Journal.
Stalled? It was never going to go anywhere in a GOP-majority Assembly. Via 620 WTMJ.
Via Wisconsin State Journal.
Should be disbarred, not suspended. Via Wisconsin State Journal.
Via Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Embattled Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has been hit with another ethics complaint — this time from the group that defended Milwaukee’s mandatory sick leave ordinance. The group 9to5 Milwaukee alleges that Gableman violated state ethics laws when he accepted free legal services from Michael Best & Friedrich, a high-powered law firm with offices…
Yes: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board. Can’t really say: Atty. Rick Esenberg. Recusal is a different issue and one that I cannot fully address here. In the context of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, it raises difficult and unique issues and is committed, except in rare and unusual circumstances, to the judgment of each individual justice.…
Falsely and sanctimoniously, Solomon thinks others calling for his resignation is a violation of his rights: “I’m very disappointed, very saddened they would take this step,” Solomon said. “I don’t believe it’s my colleagues’ role to ask me to step down. It’s an absolute assault on the concept of innocent until proven guilty.” No, it’s…
Argument: The specific provision of the judicial ethics code defines gifts as something that is received “without valuable consideration.” The contract that gave Michael Best a possibility of recovering legal fees was “valuable consideration” and thus the legal services were not a gift, Gableman attorney Viet Dinh of Washington, D.C., wrote in a letter to…