Ziegler's judicial ethics raise questions

Judge Annette Ziegler, Supreme Court justice wannabe, has ruled on some 45 cases involving a bank which lists her husband as a board member. And she's ruled in favor of the bank in many of those cases.

When it comes to potential conflicts, that's just the tip of the iceberg.

UPDATE: One Wisconsin Now that she belatedly recused herself from a Wal-Mart case only after OWN blew the whistle on her Wal-Mart stock holdings. And there's much more.

The Milwaukee Labor Council has this to say:

... Ziegler has taken no active measures to reassure the public about the inherent conflict between her business interests, her political connections and her role as a judge. These are hardly academic issues. Ziegler’s $2.7 million portfolio includes hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in oil companies, drug companies, financial institutions and other corporations. These are companies that are threatening to legally challenge (with the Supreme Court as final arbiter) paying for state budget initiatives in infrastructure, health care and environmental and consumer protection.


February 28, 2007 - 11:09am