Justice Shirley Abrahamson (S.J.D. '62), the longest serving state Supreme Court justice in the country, was honored at the Wisconsin State Capitol Tuesday at a ceremony that included tributes from Gov. Tony Evers, former Gov. Jim Doyle, and former Wisconsin justices Diane Sykes and Janine Geske. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court, presented a videotaped message.
The event, organized by University of Wisconsin Law School, Marquette Law School and the State Bar of Wisconsin, recognized Abrahamson's 42 years of service to the court. She is set to retire next month.
Media coverage of the event included:
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, justices and governors pay tribute to Shirley Abrahamson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 18, 2019.
- Ginsburg praises Abrahamson in farewell video, WISC-TV, June 18, 2019.
- Shirley Abrahamson still believes in an independent judiciary, and she wants you to, too , The Capital Times, June 18, 2019.
- Justice Shirley Abrahamson honored at State Capitol Ceremony, Wisconsin Public Radio, June 18, 2019.
- Justice Shirley Abrahamson honored at Wisconsin State Capitol, WKOW-TV, June 18, 2019.
- Ginsburg honors longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, Associated Press, June 18, 2019.
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg honors Shirley Abrahamson, Wisconsin State Journal, June 19, 2019.
- The legacy of Shirley Abrahamson, Isthmus, June 19, 2019.
Submitted by Law School News on August 12, 2019