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  WI Supreme Court
Chief Justice
   Chief Justice  Patience Drake "Pat" Roggensack 1 15 +100.00%
Supreme Court
   Supreme Court Justice ('09)  Brian Keith Hagedorn 1 19 +0.50%
   Supreme Court Justice ('05)  Ann Walsh Bradley 1 15 +16.14%
   Supreme Court Justice ('06)  Rebecca Bradley 1 16 +4.64%
   Supreme Court Justice ('11)  Jill J. Karofsky 1 20 +10.48%
   Supreme Court Justice ('13)  Patience Drake "Pat" Roggensack 2 13 +14.73%
   Supreme Court Justice ('07)  Annette Ziegler 2 17 +94.41%
   Supreme Court Justice ('08)  Rebecca Dallet 1 18 +11.53%

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Description The Wisconsin Supreme Court, composed of seven justices, is the state's highest court. Located in the state Capitol, it has appellate jurisdiction over all Wisconsin courts and has discretion to determine which appeals it will hear. The Supreme Court may also hear original actions -- cases that have not been heard in a lower court. The court selects the cases it will review based on criteria described in the Wisconsin Statutes.

In addition to its case deciding function, the Supreme Court has administrative and regulatory authority over all Wisconsin courts and the practice of law in the state.

While the court is officially non-partisan, there are four Republican-aligned judges, two Democratic-aligned judges, and one swing vote.

Historical note: "Wisconsin used to have a mandatory retirement age for judges and justices. From 1955 to 1978, judges and justices had to retire at age 70. Since 1977, the Wisconsin Constitution has authorized the legislature to impose a maximum age of no less than 70, but the legislature has not done so." [Link]
Wisconsin Blue Book 2005-2006

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Dec 30, 2011 10:00pm News Wisconsin Prosecutor Asks State Court to Void Union Law Ruling  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Sep 07, 2011 04:00am Announcement [WI] Chief justice seeks to 'repair and improve' Supreme Court in wake of scandals  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Sep 02, 2011 04:20pm Scandal Liberal Wis. Justices: Gableman Assault Never Happened  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 27, 2011 02:00pm Investigation Sheriff investigating Wis. court choking incident  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 03, 2011 06:00am Editorial Court elections must go  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 24, 2011 07:15pm News Appeals court asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide budget repair bill issues   Article Homegrown Democrat