Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice-elect Annette Ziegler has acknowledged she violated the state's conflict-of-interest law and agreed to pay $17,000, including a $5,000 fine, the Wisconsin Ethics Board announced Wednesday.
Ms. Ziegler is a liar, too. By confessing to these violations, she admits she lied in those whiney commercials when she complained about Linda Clifford pointing out her, now admitted, habitual violations of ethical conduct.
Not mud, just fact.
I guess if you have enough money, being unethical isn't a problem. I wonder if the voters still want someone with this kind of ethical myopia to sit on our Supreme Court? Maybe the voters don't care so long as she coughs up the $22,000. Hmm.
She's not out of the woods yet, of course:
The Supreme Court justice-elect also is the subject of a complaint filed with the Wisconsin Judicial Commission alleging she violated the judicial ethics code by presiding over cases involving the bank and several companies in which she owns $50,000 or more in stock. The commission is currently investigating those allegations.
I suspect all of this was more carelessness than intentional, but I don't want anyone that careless on the Supreme Court. Still don't.
I wonder if Ms. Ziegler would want someone like her on the Supreme Court?