DAILY WISCONSIN

Should Gableman have recused himself from court cases?

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. For example, recusal on the budget-repair bill, which was heard a year after the representation ended, would have raised vexing questions concerning the ability of a judge to ever hire a good lawyer and frustration of the public interest in having the full court hear important cases.

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