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Wisconsin Supreme Court may be without a leader for nowSubmitted: 04/29/2015
Wisconsin Supreme Court may be without a leader for now
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - For now, the Wisconsin Supreme Court may not have a leader.

It's all because the results of the April 7th Wisconsin election were certified this morning.

That includes a constitutional amendment that gives justices of the state Supreme Court the ability to elect who will serve as chief justice.

In the past, the job went to the justice who has been on the court the longest.

Shirley Abrahamson, who has been Chief Justice for nearly two decades, has filed a federal lawsuit.

She argues the amendment can't take effect until her current term ends in four years.

Five of the six other justices believe there is no chief justice until a new one is chosen.



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