Thursday, November 8, 2007

Ziegler Disciplinary Proceeding Will Be Open

Though she requested that a Wisconsin Judicial Commission investigation be based on written records, a Commission panel has ruled that its ethics probe into State Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler's conduct while she was a Washington County judge will include a public hearing on November 19th.

There's no way that the Commission would have done otherwise, since it has to ensure that Ziegler - - now a top Wisconsin jurist - - doesn't get kid-gloves' treatment when it comes to having law and professional codes applied to her.

That the Commission isn't lowering the case profile suggests that the Commission will eventually recommend discipline against Ziegler - - discipline that will sting.

Background and context here.

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