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Ziegler Replaces Roggensack as Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice

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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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