Email date: 12/21/11
In this update:
1. WDC files second ethics complaint against Supreme Court justice
2. Tales of legal crimes
WDC files second ethics complaint against Supreme Court justice
This morning the Democracy Campaign filed another complaint alleging ethical misconduct by Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, this time with the state Government Accountability Board.
A podcast with remarks about today’s action also was posted this morning.
Milwaukee Magazine editor Bruce Murphy’s latest column does an excellent job of telling the back story of the controversial attorney-client relationship Justice Gableman has had with a lawyer at one of Wisconsin’s biggest law firms as well as providing background on Gableman’s past ethical conduct.
Tales of legal crimes
Disgraced superlobbyist Jack Abramoff’s story is a sordid one. NPR’s Planet Money team got Abramoff to reveal the secrets to both his success and his eventual downfall. Meanwhile, a commentary in the New York Times shines light on the oversized role played by just 1% of the richest 1% in bankrolling election campaigns.