August 31, 2011

Prosser's conduct: Next steps

One Wisconsin Now is filing an open records request to obtain any written and electronic communications between the four conservative justices, David Prosser, Mike Gableman, Annette Ziegler and Patience Roggensack, and Scott Walker's office, the office of Mike Huebsch, and Scott and Jeff Fitzgeralds' offices.
You can visit the link to chip in a few bucks.

Walker wasn't a named party to the so-called "supervisory/original" action that the Supreme Court heard and decided but Deputy Attorney General Kevin St. John admitted — reluctantly — under questioning from the Chief Justice that it was indeed Scott Walker who instigated the petition. Mike Huebsch is Walker's Secretary of Administration who made the notorious estimate of $7.5 million to repair "damage" to the State Capitol building in the wake of demonstrations in February and March.

The actual figure turned out to be just over 100 grand, and even that included for repairs to existing wear and tear from years gone by, some of which was caused by people in wheelchairs. Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, brother of Scott, is reportedly running for the U.S. Senate.

At least, that's what the Wausau Daily Herald editorial board said Fitzgerald told them. But then a spokesman for Fitzgerald said it would be against the law for Fitzgerald to say that. Not like the law prevented WISGOP legislative activities in the past, which the four "conservatives" on the Wisconsin Supreme Court said was perfectly fine with them.

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