Ziegler replaces Roggensack as Supreme Court chief justice

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FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler listens to arguments at the Supreme Court in Madison. Ziegler still had no challenger as a Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, filing deadline approached for the spring election. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File, Pool)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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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