Monday, April 30, 2007

Supreme Court sets deadline for Ethics Board response to Ziegler request

The state Supreme Court this morning ordered the Ethics Board to file a response by Monday to Annette Ziegler's petition that argues the board lacks jurisdiction to pursue a complaint against her. The court also declined to order a stay in the Ethics Board investigation, as Ziegler has requested.

Ziegler, who will be sworn in to the Supreme Court Aug. 1, filed a petition last week asking to court to take original jurisdiction in the Ethics Board investigation of alleged conflicts of interest while Ziegler served as a Washington County judge. A concurrent investigation is also underway in the state Judicial Commission.

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, and Justices Jon Wilcox, Patrick Crooks, Patience Roggensack, Louis Butler and Ann Walsh Bradley particip ated in this morning's order. Justice David Prosser was not available.

See the order:
http://www.wispolitics.com/1006/070430Zieglerorder.pdf

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