State Lawmaker Calls For Ouster Of Gableman

A Democratic state lawmaker is calling for the ouster of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman because he presided over cases involving a law firm that had represented him without charging legal fees.

State Rep. Kelda Helen Roys on Wednesday circulated a resolution calling for a vote to remove Gableman. It would require two-thirds approval in both the Senate and Assembly, which are controlled by Republicans.

Gableman has been in the spotlight since the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that he accepted free legal services from prominent Wisconsin law firm Michael, Best & Friedrich but still presided over cases in which they were representing clients.

A spokesman for Gableman’s attorney Viet Dinh didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment.