Conservative WI Justice Now Facing Second Ethics Complaint In Three Years | Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gabelman, a staunch conservative who was elected after corporations and other right-wing interest groups spent $1.3 million to place him on the state’s highest court, reportedly received tens of thousands in free legal fees from a law firm that frequently practices in front of his court. Gableman then went on to sit on several cases brought by that firm, including the high profile decision allowing Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) anti-union law to move forward. A formal ethics complaint has now been filed against Gabelman — although no one should hold their breath expecting anything to come of it. Last time Gabelman was in ethical hot water, he was bailed out when his fellow conservative justices voted lockstep to reject a previous ethical complaint.