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Wisconsin Supreme Court members continue to disagree over how to run court


MADISON, Wisconsin — Wisconsin Supreme Court members continue to disagree over how to run court.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) State Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack has hired a temporary administrator to fill a job that has been vacant nearly a year. She announced Thursday that J. Denis Moran, who served as court director for more than two decades, will begin next week.

But two other justices contend Roggensack didn't have the ability to hire Moran.

Roggensack disagreed, telling The Associated Press that four of the seven justices approved his hiring at a long-scheduled meeting.

The court's disputes have intensified since last month, when voters approved changing how the chief justice is selected. Conservatives on the court chose Roggensack to replace longtime Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who has sued for reinstatement.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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