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1936, 19 Jun 15

Abrahamson Lies in Court Filing

It’s amazing to think that she is still one of only 7 Supreme Court Justices in Wisconsin and the former Chief Justice. One would hope that our judges are fairly strict about the truth, but not this one

A federal court has declared that former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson lied about her personal knowledge of certain facts and misrepresented negotiations between her legal team and lawyers representing her fellow Supreme Court justices. “[T]he Abrahamson affidavit contains some statements that are not based on personal knowledge and that falsely portray the negotiation of the stipulated facts,” wrote Judge James Peterson in a June 10 decision striking portions of Abrahamson’s filing from the court record. Peterson was appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama.


But there’s a problem: while Abrahamson claims she participated in the negotiation of the stipulation of facts, according to five of her fellow justices, Abrahamson was absent from the negotiations. That means Abrahamson lied when she claimed personal knowledge of the legal discussions and claimed that certain matters were not included in those discussions.



1936, 19 June 2015

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    This is worthy of bar discipline.

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