The whistleblower who helped changed the course of the Wisconsin’s governor’s race last year, Michael Lutz, was found dead -- 11 days after the state supreme court came to the same conclusion with his allegations of prosecutorial bias. Lutz, 44, was American Media Institute’s confidential source who provided an eyewitness recounting of the political and personal motives behind Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s investigations into Gov. Scott Walker.
Judge James Peterson rules against Shirley Abrahamson, who served as chief justice for nearly 20 years; says state high court could implement constitutional amendment and elect a new chief justice right away.
Michael Lutz, a lawyer and highly decorated retired Milwaukee police officer who shot himself July 26 after a quarrel with his ex-wife, deserves to be remembered as a good, honest, even noble man who was traumatized after being wounded in the line of duty.
Judith McDonald-Burkman told lawyers, "You're pregnant or you're not" as plaintiffs firm argued that it hadn't yet clicked submit button on claim being prepared. She declared a mistrial that will allow remaining defendants to reshape their arguments.