From One Wisconsin Now:
Even as she remains the focus of an unprecedented conflict of interest ethics investigation, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler is set to hear arguments Thursday in a case where she has numerous conflicts of interest. The case involves a dispute between the state and the Neenah-based Menasha Corporation.
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, which spent $2 million on Ziegler's behalf in her recent election, previously filed an amicus brief siding with Menasha. In the same race, Ziegler also received a contribution from the company's former top executive.
The case before Ziegler and the Court, Wisconsin Department of Revenue vs. Menasha Corporation, 2004AP3239, involves the eligibility of a business for a state sales tax exemption.
Annette Ziegler has a dog in this fight and must recuse herself from the case. In response to the conflict, One Wisconsin Now has begun an online petition drive calling for Ziegler to recuse herself in the case. Sign the Petition Today! After you sign, don't forget to forward the petition to at least five friends.
Apparently, the appearance of conflict no longer matters to Americans or, more shockingly, to Wisconsinites. Where's Fighting Bob when we need him?
Maybe I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
That's probably it.
Mp aka Louis Renault, Prefect