The Best Defense Money Can Buy: Parties Involved in Criminal Investigation of Campaign Collusion Spent Millions to Help Elect Court Majority That Could Hear Cases
The Supreme Court, with Justice Bradley abstaining, voted to hear several appeals related to the criminal investigation of collusion between the Walker's campaign and outside groups.
One Wisconsin Now, 12/17/2014
Justices Face Questions As ‘John Doe’ Probe Lands in Supreme Court
One Wisconsin Now said the four-year-old rules are a “get-out-of-court-free card” for powerful interests that spend heavily in Supreme Court races. His group has called on the four justices to recuse themselves from...
Wisconsin State Journal, 10/05/2014
#TBT Eight Million Reasons Four WI Supreme Court Justices Must Recuse in Walker-John Doe Case
A reminder from April 14 of how four of seven Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices owe their current elected position to the millions of dollars in spending in their races by the Wisconsin...
One Wisconsin Now, 09/25/2014
Corporate Special Interests, Gov. Walker Buy Supreme Court Victory Over Workers, Voters
MADISON, Wis. — Today’s state Supreme Court decisions supporting Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on workers and voters were spearheaded by a four-member majority bloc that was elected through $8 million in spending by...
One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2014
Liberal Group Asks Supreme Court to Stay Out of John Doe Case
One Wisconsin Now sent the court a letter saying two groups involved in the investigation — Wisconsin Club for Growth and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state’s chamber of commerce — helped...
Associated Press, 04/14/2014
Eight Million Reasons Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Should Recuse on Walker Request to Hear Corruption Investigation
One Wisconsin Now has filed a formal letter urging four of the court's justices to recuse themselves from a legal request by the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker related to the ongoing John Doe investigation.
One Wisconsin Now, 04/14/2014
Gov. Walker and Special Interest Pals Go Venue Shopping for Friendly Court
MADISON, Wis. — Defense lawyers for Gov. Walker are reportedly appealing to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and its right-wing majority, to try to protect him from prosecutors investigating alleged illegal coordination between his...
One Wisconsin Now, 04/11/2014
Excerpts From Full Report on Prosser’s Unacceptable Conduct
The full report of the incident involving Justice David Prosser allegedly putting Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a chokehold was released this afternoon. The evidence is clear that Justice David Prosser put...
Cody Oliphant, 08/25/2011
One Wisconsin Now Delivers 10,000 Names to Supreme Court Calling for Prosser to Resign
One Wisconsin Now today delivered to the state’s highest court the names of more than 10,000 people calling for State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser to resign over reports from fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley that Prosser put her in a “chokehold” during an altercation in June.
One Wisconsin Now, 07/04/2011
Chief Justice Abrahamson Sums Up Partisan GOP Supreme WMCourt
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: But Abrahamson wrote that the order seems to open the court unnecessarily to the charge that the majority has “reached a predetermined conclusion not based on...
Scot Ross, 06/14/2011
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Returning the Favor for Prosser’s Recusal Vote
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, which spent $5 million to elect scandal-plagued Annette Ziegler and ethically-challenged Mike Gableman, is taking to airwaves on behalf of current Justice David Prosser, launching...
One Wisconsin Now, 03/28/2011
David Prosser: The Partisans’ Partisan in Six Acts
There’s no denying former Republican Assembly Speaker and failed Republican Congressional nominee David Prosser is a long-time partisan cog in the Republican machine. But is he the most partisan state Supreme Court...
Scot Ross, 03/23/2011
Outgoing WMC Head Decries ‘polarized Politics,’ Apparently Suffers From Severe Memory Loss
If you ever need proof that conservatives are the masters of self-delusion, look no further than Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal interview with outgoing Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce CEO and President Jim Haney....
Robert Doeckel, 06/27/2010
WMC Partner Begins Statewide Ad Campaign for Walker
MADISON, Wis. — A special interest group that calls itself a partner of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) will begin spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on television starting Friday to promote...
One Wisconsin Now, 05/12/2010
How Did AJP Get Walker Footage From WMC Event?
The source of video used in the American Justice Partnership (AJP) ads in support of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, in the midst of his tight GOP primary with Mark Neumann, suggest...
Scot Ross, 05/09/2010
Group Coordinating With Van Hollen on Health Reform Suit Funded by Health Insurance Industry
The Republican State Leadership Committee, the 527 group that coordinated with Republican Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen, is largely funded by the health insurance and big pharmaceutical industries. Records show the...
Cody Oliphant, 05/06/2010
Van Hollen Documents Show DOJ-GOP Coordination on Health Reform Lawsuit
MADISON, Wis. — The top deputy to Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen sought direction from a $57 million Republican campaign committee that supports Republican attorneys general leading up to the Wisconsin...
One Wisconsin Now, 04/26/2010
The $57 Million Smoking Gun on Van Hollen’s Health Care Lawsuit
It’s not news to One Wisconsin Now that JB Van Hollen is a partisan hack. After all, this is the guy who not only tried to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters...
Scot Ross, 04/26/2010
Economic-top 1% Own 70% of Wealth THX RIGHT WING!
Did you get a HUGE bonus this year? Or are you maybe one of the 218 new BILLIONAIRES?!?! Are you OPTIMISTIC about your financial future? If you answered yes to any of...
Over the past months, a staffer from the conservative MacIver Institute has been attending press conferences in Madison and Milwaukee, armed with a camera to take footage and attempt to get interviews...
Scot Ross, 01/07/2010
2009: The Best and Worst
As is the tradition, a tour through the best and worst of the year. The Best The year started off on the high note that was watching the Worst President Ever leaving...
Robert Doeckel, 12/30/2009
Wisconsins Supreme Court Is Now Officially Up for Sale
Fellow citizens ” did you hear the good news? The Wisconsin Supreme Court is up for sale! So come now, fellow peasants! Let us pool our unemployment checks and the couple extra...
Robert Doeckel, 10/28/2009
ABC Tells Wausau Media Stossel “Doesn’t Endorse Organizations” Week Before He Endorses Americans (read: Republicans) for Prosperity
Corporate-accountability foe and GOP darling ABC News 20/20 Host John Stossel has been slithering around our great state with a traveling rumba of rattlesnakes from Republicans for Prosperity. One Wisconsin Now has...
Scot Ross, 08/27/2009
The Quickening Descent to Corporate-Owned Hell
If there was any debate about the rising influence of corporate interests like Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce before the State’s highest court, the last two weeks have ended the discussion. It now...
Robert Doeckel, 07/14/2009
Gableman and Ziegler: The Corporate Lap-Dog Bloc of the WI Supreme Court
Once again, the dependable corporate lapdogs on the Wisconsin Supreme Court bought and paid for by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce come through in the clutch for corporate interests. Justices Mike Gableman and...
Robert Doeckel, 07/07/2009
US Supreme Court Speaks; Are Ziegler and Gableman Listening?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Wisconsin Justices Annette Ziegler and Michael Gableman must disqualify themselves from hearing any cases involving Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. That is an oversimplification, but not...
Bill Christofferson, 06/08/2009
Jim Troupis: Know Your Republican MacIver Institute Board Member
Now that the Republicans have opened the MacIver Institute, One Wisconsin Now thought it might be good for the media to have information on exactly who the leaders of this Republican operation are.
Scot Ross, 03/05/2009
Koschnick Decisions Overturned at Higher Rate Than Most Peers
Jefferson County Judge Randy Koschnick had a higher reversal rate in 2008 than three quarters of all other circuit court judges.
One Wisconsin Now, 02/12/2009
Wisconsinites Demand Gableman, Ziegler Recusal; OWN Delivers 2,400 Petitions
MADISON, Wis. — Citizens from across Wisconsin are calling for state Supreme Court Justices Annette Ziegler and Mike Gableman to recuse themselves from a case favored by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the...
One Wisconsin Now, 01/22/2009
UPDATE: Petitions Pour In Demanding Gableman, Ziegler Recuse
Less than 12 hours after OWN asked concerned citizens to demand WMC-backed Justices Gableman and Ziegler recuse from the Virnich and Moores case, over 700 petitioners saw the obvious conflict of interest...
Cody Oliphant, 01/06/2009
Take Action Today: Tell WMC’s Hand-Picked Justices to Recuse
The headline reads “Case could rewrite corporate law in Wisconsin” and arguments before the Wisconsin State Supreme Court begin this week. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce has already made it known how it...
Robert Doeckel, 01/05/2009
Here We Go Again: Judicial Misconduct II
Earlier this year marked the first time that a sitting Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice was disciplined by her own colleagues on the court. Now, only months after Annette Ziegler received a reprimand, the...
Cory Liebmann, 10/07/2008
Gableman and Ziegler… Sitting on the SC… Not R-e-c-u-s-i-n-g
Pro-corporate soulmate Supremes Mike Gableman and Annette Ziegler get closer by the day. The latest revelation, Gableman’s going to pull a Ziegler and rule on cases where Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce is...
Scot Ross, 08/12/2008
WMC to Members: (Don’t) Read the Fine Print
WMC has launched a (multi-)million dollar fundraising campaign to its members to finance continued issue-based smear campaigns against progressives who don’t kow-tow to WMC’s pro-corporate, anti-worker agenda. We all know WMC has distorted...
Scot Ross, 08/07/2008
OWN Statements on Justice Ziegler’s Participation in Menasha Corp. Case
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce's $2 million investment in Annette Ziegler has turned around a quick $265 million return for business - an extraordinary deal given today's economy.
One Wisconsin Now, 07/16/2008
WMC Got What It Paid For, We Get the Shaft
In a 4-3 decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled against the State of Wisconsin in the Department of Revenue v. Menasha Corporation case. Of all people, ethically challenged Justice Annette Ziegler wrote...
Cory Liebmann, 07/10/2008
Capital Times Calls for Ziegler Recall
Earlier this week the Capital Times newspaper called for the recall of ethically challenged Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler. They point to her blatant violations of very clear conflicts of interest rules...
Cory Liebmann, 06/19/2008
Never Too Early for Special Interest Cash
Shortly after Annette Ziegler was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court she closed her campaign committee and took her seat on the high court. Not so for the latest Wisconsin Manufacturers and...
Cory Liebmann, 06/08/2008
Deceptive Column Writing 101
Once again John Torinus has written a column trying his best to minimize the serious violations of Justice Annette Ziegler. Like Ziegler, Torinus is willfully ignoring many factors in the unprecedented decision...
Cory Liebmann, 06/04/2008
A Preview of WMCs Corporate Court?
In an editorial today the Tomah Journal highlights a case that came before the Wisconsin Supreme Court last week. The case involved the family of a three-year-old boy suffering from brain cancer...
Cory Liebmann, 06/01/2008
Cause for Concern on the High Court
On Wednesday the State Supreme Court issued its ruling in the disciplinary case against Justice Annette Ziegler. The matter has been a dubious first in the history of the high court. As...
Cory Liebmann, 05/28/2008
The One Good Result
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) successfully bought a corporate majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court this week. They accomplished their goal in the most dishonest and deceptive of ways, churning out a...
Cory Liebmann, 04/02/2008
Now He Tells Us: Sykes Agrees Gableman ’embarrassing’ Candidate
Even Charlie Sykes, who has no shame, is embarrassed — not by the kind of campaign that WMC and Mike Gableman ran, but by the candidate. He posts this comment from someone...
Bill Christofferson, 04/01/2008
The Talking Point Approach to Law
There seems to be a theme developing in the media regarding Michael Gableman. It is not one that would surprise those that have been paying close attention. Apparently they are just beginning...
Cory Liebmann, 03/23/2008
Is Gableman Above the (Open Records) Law?
*UPDATE BELOW*Way back in September, One Wisconsin Now made an open records request of Burnett County Judge Michael Gableman. In it we asked for copies of emails from his state email account...
Cory Liebmann, 03/19/2008
The Gableman Mirage on Crime and Punishment
In early debates and speeches, Michael Gableman has continually suggested that he has gone toe to toe with arsonists and other criminals. It has been very clear that Gableman and his corporate...
Cory Liebmann, 03/12/2008
Does WMC Really Care About Crime?
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce has been running radio ads supporting their choice for State Supreme Court, Michael Gableman. This week they launched their first television ad backing Gableman. Using the same formula...
Cory Liebmann, 03/10/2008
Newsweek Chides Gableman Distortions
The distortions of Mike Gableman’s campaign have caught the attention of Newsweek and not in a good way for Burnett County’s oft-overturned jurist. The article focuses on part, the patently untrue allegation...