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New liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court majority moves to weaken conservative chief justice

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By SCOTT BAUER
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Liberals who gained majority control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court this week voted Friday to reduce powers of the conservative chief justice and make a series of other changes to how the court operates, moves that the chief justice derided as an overreach by “rogue justices.” It marked the second time in three days that Chief Justice Annette Ziegler accused her liberal colleagues of a “raw exercise of overreaching power.” Liberal Justice Rebecca Dallet said their moves were designed to make the court “more accessible and more accountable to the people of Wisconsin.” The battles come as the court faces major cases, including on abortion rights and redistricting.

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