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Ziegler Replaces Roggensack as Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Wisconsin's Supreme Court justices have chosen Annette Ziegler to replace Patience Roggensack as chief justice.

The court voted on the move Wednesday.

The 80-year-old Roggensack has been on the court since 2003 and had served as chief justice since 2015.

Roggensack replaced Shirley Abrahamson after voters approved a constitutional amendment giving justices the power to select their chief.

Before the amendment the chief was automatically the longest-serving justice.  

The 57-year-old Ziegler was elected to the Supreme Court in 2007.

Both Ziegler and Roggensack are members of the high court's four-justice conservative majority. 

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