[S]ix hours of oral argument before the Wisconsin Supreme Court has failed to identify any factual or legal finding of the circuit court that was plainly wrong. — Marquette law prof Ed FalloneExactly so. And indeed the closest any of the justices came to implying that Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi had done anything even approaching abusing her discretion came from Justice Annette Zeigler, who asserted elements of Judge Sumi's disposition were "unusual."
Well, it's an unusual case. The disposition is straightforward as can be.
Hardly grounds for the Supreme Court to exercise its supervisory authority over the trial court. Mr. Huebsch's petition* must be denied.
* It's actually Scott Walker's petition, as we shall see momentarily.