No reason given for break-up of Gableman ethics panelNobody would say why, but a three-judge panel broke up Wednesday before it could consider ethics charges against State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman.
Nobody would say why, but a three-judge panel broke up Wednesday before it could consider ethics charges against State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman.
Chief Appellate Judge Richard Brown named the panel just before noon and it was only five hours later when he issued another order to disband the group.
Appeals Judges Ralph Adam Fine and Harry Snyder, and Reserve Judge Neal Nettesheim were the ones appointed. Brown says a new panel will be formed but would not say when.
The group will consider the State Judicial Commission’s accusations that Gableman’s campaign misled voters in a TV ad attacking Justice Louis Butler.
That was about a month before Gableman unseated Butler in last April’s election.
The appellate panel will also recommend discipline which could be anything from a reprimand to Gableman being removed from his post
Last year, Justice Annette Ziegler was reprimanded for acting on cases as a circuit judge involving a bank in West Bend in which her husband was a board member.