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Methinks the lady doth protest too much. From JSOnline:
State Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack said the state's high court is "doing just fine" Friday, despite recent personal disagreements, including one in which a justice put his hands around the neck of another.
"I think we're doing a good job," Roggensack said after turning in nomination signatures to run for a second, 10-year term on the court. "We are doing just fine."
Her opponents immediately disputed that assessment.
"The appearance of the court doesn't appear to be what Roggensack says," said Vince Megna, a lemon law attorney intending to run against her.
"I think the public perception is that this is a court that squabbles among itself," said Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone, who is also challenging Roggensack. "Her comments would indicate there are little chances for improvement if she's re-elected."
I think things aren't as bitterly divided as critics would have us believe but that things are "just fine" is a stretch. When you have a liberal member pressing for charges--despite a complete lack of evidence to corroborate her story--against a conservative member for assault, you know there is some underlying tension that isn't lying so under.
But it's interesting to hear Roggensack's perspective.