Madison in the Sixties – December, 1963 – Shirley Abrahamson helps Madison make civil rights history. In 1963, racial discrimination in housing was perfectly legal in Wisconsin, and very real; only about 27% of the city’s rental units, and 12% of the houses for-sale, were available to nonwhites. The city didn’t even have a meaningful […]
Shirley Abrahamson spent more than four decades serving on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She was the longest-serving justice on the state’s high court, only retiring from the bench in July 2019 at the age of 85. She also holds the distinction of being the first woman to serve on the Court. After nearly sixty years […]
MADISON (WORT) — The conservative majority on the State Supreme Court have elected Justice Patience Roggensack to lead the Wisconsin Court System. Despite a legal challenge brought by ousted Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Roggensack is pressing ahead in her new position.
MADISON (WORT) — Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate passed a constitutional amendment that could change how the Chief Justice is selected for the state Supreme Court. Cameron Bren reports.