Report: Judge in union case considering run

Published On: Nov 08 2012 02:34:47 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

A Dane County judge who drew fire from conservatives for a ruling last year halting implementation of Governor Scott Walker's collective bargaining law is considering running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court next year.

Judge Maryann Sumi tells the weekly newspaper Isthmus that she is working with a nonpartisan group of people helping her explore the possibility of a run against conservative Justice Patience Roggensack.

Roggensack sided with conservatives on the court in overturning Sumi's ruling last year.

Messages left Thursday with both Sumi and Roggensack were not immediately returned.

Sumi was appointed to the bench in 1998 by Republican Governor Tommy Thompson.

Roggensack was first elected to the court in 2003. Justices serve 10-year terms.