Our Milwaukee-area, Chicago-area, and Wisconsin readers may be interested in the following:
The Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society invites law students to "A Conversation on Judicial Independence," featuring the Honorable Patience Drake Roggensack, Wisconsin Supreme Court, on Jan. 25, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., at the Milwaukee Bar Association, 424 East Wells St. There is no cost to attend this event. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by completing form at http://www.acslaw.org/chapters/lawyer/milwaukee/rsvp.
Justice Patience Drake Roggensack of the Wisconsin Supreme Court will discuss the philosophy underlying judicial independence, its importance and effect in the three tiers of the Wisconsin court system, its relationship to the judiciary's interaction with the other branches of government, and how it relates to the development of common law doctrines, statutory interpretation and constitutional interpretation.