Herbert M. Kritzer
Professor Emeritus
Marvin J. Sonosky Chair of Law and Public Policy

Prof. Kritzer Quoted Regarding Upcoming Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

Professor Herbert Kritzer was quoted in the Wisconsin State Journal regarding Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock’s work while in legal practice on behalf of a defendant in an environmental case. Kritzer observed that work in private practice does not disqualify a judge from hearing cases on related issues if the parties do not include the judge’s prior clients. He went on to note that if judges’ prior work on cases involving issues involving the environment disqualified them from hearing cases involving similar issues, then logically judges who previously worked as criminal lawyers would be disqualified from hearing criminal cases.