State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman in two cases cast the deciding vote in favor of parties represented by a law firm that gave him tens of thousands of dollars of free legal services, a review of State records shows. — By Patrick Marley.Tens of thousands of dollars worth. For free.
Thank heavens it wasn't a Speed Queen rib.
Except nothing is for free, is it.
"That's a judgment call," Rick Esenberg said.*Naturally. Rick Esenberg and his then-research assistant at the Marquette University Law School stumped extensively for Gableman. Esenberg even appeared in a video for Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, which spent like the bejeezus getting Gableman elected.
Rick Esenberg should have declined to comment. It does not look good on him that he did, considering his status as an enthusiastic Gableman surrogate. This blog has been following Gableman's antics for four years.
Kind of a sordid anniversary ain't it.
I was still an idealist in those days. No more.
* "Thanks for the golden insight, Rick." — Mike Plaisted