The House of the Seven Gablemans | Wis.Community

The House of the Seven Gablemans

The House of the Seven Gables is a  written in  by American author  and published the same year by  of Boston. Hawthorne explores themes of guilt, retribution, and atonement... -- WIKIPEDIA

The House of the Seven Gables is a  written in  by American author  and published the same year by  of Boston. Hawthorne explores themes of guilt, retribution, and atonement... -- WIKIPEDIA

I haven't heard any talk of this, but given all his ethical missteps and the way they have screwed up both the integrity and the functioning of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, isn't it time we consider recalling Justice Michael Gableman? I mean, the guy was elected to a ten-year term and he's not up for re-election until 2018! Sure, it would be another statewide recall, and naturally we would have to deal with recall fatigue, but can we wait seven years to get rid of Gableman and in his place choose someone for the bench who isn't a complete ethical shambles?

UPDATE: Another way to remove a sitting Wisconsin Supreme Court justice is by a two-thirds vote of both houses of the state legislature. Understanding that such a vote right now might not attract the large number of Republican lawmakers who have benefited from Gableman's ethical dysfunction, state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys (D-Madison) introduced a resolution to that effect, carefully listing Gableman's unethical decision not to recuse himself in a dozen cases that involved attorneys that have done free legal work on his behalf. Republicans reacted by calling the Roys' resolution "a political stunt," but it's only a stunt because the GOP is stunted ethically and will, like Gableman himself, refuse to take the matter seriously. There's too much to be lost, you see. As in: Most of Scott Walker's ethically challenged governance, as affirmed by Gableman and like-minded conservatives who make up a majority on the state's highest bench.

Published

January 9, 2012 - 1:58pm

Author