Last month, ThinkProgress reported on an emerging scandal on the Wisconsin Supreme Court where conservative Justice Michael Gableman accepted tens of thousands of dollars worth of free legal services from a law firm, then continued to sit on cases brought by that firm. One of those cases was the high profile challenge to Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) anti-collective bargaining law, where Gableman cast the deciding vote allowing the law to move forward. Now, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, who brought the original lawsuit challenging the law, has formally asked the court to reconsider the case on the grounds that Gableman’s deciding vote should never have been cast because he was required to recuse himself after receiving such generous free gifts from the law firm that defended the law.
Wisconsin Official Asks State Supreme Court To Reconsider Challenge To Walker’s Anti-Union Law