Roggensack says justices will meet soon to discuss chief

Roggensack says justices will meet soon to discuss chief
Pat Roggensack

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack says she and the other six justices on the court will meet “quite soon” to discuss the process for selecting a chief justice.

Roggensack spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday after voters approved a constitutional amendment changing the chief justice selection process.

For 126 years the position went to the most senior member of the court. But the amendment approved Tuesday by a 6-point margin leaves the decision with the seven justices.

Roggensack is viewed as part of a conservative four-justice majority and that will mean that liberal Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson will lose her post.

Roggensack says no justice has publicly said they want to be chief, and she expects the decision to be made in private.

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