Video link to the portion of yesterday's Wisconsin Supreme Court open administrative conference which Justices Prosser, Roggensack, Ziegler, and Gableman* refused to attend. Reportedly the quartet objected to an open discussion of Justice Roggensack's proposal to do away with open discussions. The remaining three justices discuss why Roggensack et al's reasoning is fatuous. Mike Gableman had complained that the open conferences had no parallels in other States — a false claim, evidently** — and Justice Ziegler was concerned that the open conferences contributed to the diminished public esteem in which the court is held.
Which makes sense because when the CJ has to send the marshal to solicit the votes of four justices who are pouting in their chambers like spoiled children, public esteem for the institution is greatly augmented.
* The "conservatives." Just call them Republicans and get it over with.
** False claims being what Gableman is most famous for and indeed helped Gableman to a Supreme Court chambers in which to now pout.