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Ziegler Stumbling.

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Postby AlphaLiberal » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:54 pm

Editorials, they write editorials... and not very forgiving to Annette Ziegler for making up her own rules for herself.

Inadequate explanation, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
In 21 of 24 cases examined by Journal Sentinel reporter Patrick Marley, Ziegler - a Washington County circuit judge since 1997 - ruled in favor of West Bend Savings Bank.

Dave Zweifel: 'Gut check' doesn't cut it on court

And more news..Head of state Judicial Commission undecided on investigating Ziegler
The head of the stateâ??s Judicial Commission has not said if theyâ??ll investigate alleged conflicts of interest involving Supreme Court candidate Annette Ziegler.

Mark Graul of the Ziegler campaign said the judge could not always inform the litigants of her connection because some cases were handled by mail or phone. Graul also said Zieglerâ??s husband never benefited financially.

But James Alexander of the Judicial Commission says it doesnâ??t matter if money was made or not. He says judges facing conflicts should either step down from the cases, or proceed only after getting the OK from all parties.


More spin....Ziegler Wants to Improve Conflict of Interest Rules

[url=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=Judge+Ziegler&btnG=Search+News]More where that came from...
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Postby Forum Newbie » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:45 am

Is Clifford campaigning? Maybe she just isn't working the Madison market? I guess her willingness to give all the attention to AZ is kind of working out.
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Postby AlphaLiberal » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:03 am

I don't know where Supreme Court candidates campaign, besides TV. She was outspent by Ziegler, the Club for Growth and other right wing attacks outfits who have targetted our Supreme Court for a right wing takeover.
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Postby goofticket » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:18 am

The Debate is available as a webcast.
http://www.wisbar.org/am/template.cfm?s ... ntid=63516

But only works with Windows Media. It is a .wmv file.

Has anyone created a podcast of this debate?
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Postby goofticket » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:28 am

AlphaLiberal wrote:I don't know where Supreme Court candidates campaign, besides TV. She was outspent by Ziegler, the Club for Growth and other right wing attacks outfits who have targetted our Supreme Court for a right wing takeover.


The Democratic National Judical Election Committee, or whatever they are called is going to start funding Clifford's race and should have some media buys soon.

The problem with the outside PACs is that they hide the money ( sift money) and do not have to declare where they spend it. Thank you GOP Congress, and especially John Gard for letting the state reforms, which would have addressed this problem, sit in committee.

There is lots of blogging and that, along with writing the local media on the issue is what is going to help CLifford.
Take a moment to write your local radio, newspaper and TV stations and nicely ask, not demand, they run articles on this controvesy.

Look up your own stations:
http://www.wi-broadcasters.org/public/find.htm

Look up your local newspaper:
http://www.wnanews.com/index.asp?menuID=160

And get on the blogs in Wisconsin:
http://wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=fea ... feature=10
On the blogs I suggest going to the Ziegler supports to show her bad ethical conduct, and use newpaper links to the articles:
Here they all are, just copy & paste them:

Ziegler fails to disclose conflict of intrest cases
http://www.madison.com/archives/read.ph ... 030565.php

Ziegler's uncle makes illegal donation to her campaign
http://www.madison.com/archives/read.ph ... 060030.php

Zeigler did not disclose conflict cases
http://www.madison.com/archives/read.ph ... 060266.php

Ziegler uses 'gut' to determine conflicts on interest
http://www.madison.com/archives/read.ph ... 060045.php

Zeigler gives inadequate explaination
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=573941

Milwaukee journal article on illegal uncle donation
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=573250

See how easy it is to be a real rabblerouser on the internet.
Have fun and get out there!
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Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:00 pm

More from the WSJ.
WEST BEND Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Annette Ziegler has presided over 22 cases involving companies in which she owned stock worth more than $50,000, a Wisconsin State Journal review shows.

In her 10 years as a Washington County Circuit judge, Ziegler has handled 12 other lawsuits involving companies in which she owned between $5,000 and $50,000 in stock, a spot check of her cases revealed.

The files give no indication that Ziegler withdrew from the cases or notified the parties that she was a stockholder, as required when a judge becomes aware of a significant financial conflict of interest.

Doesn't sound like de minimis to me.
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Postby Transfer » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:25 am

I watch everyday, and still have yet to see a Clifford ad. Isn't time running out?
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Postby AlphaLiberal » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:16 pm

Well, it's running, but not out uet.

Have you sent in a contribution?
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Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:17 pm

AlphaLiberal wrote:Have you sent in a contribution?

Is money the issue? I saw a break down recently and Clifford has raised almost as much as Ziegler, yet I've only seen Ziegler spots on the telly.
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