Daily Bread for 3.5.23: Michael Gableman’s Greatest Productivity Has Been in Ethics Complaints Against Himself

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 On this day in 1981, the ZX81, a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world.

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Michael Gableman, former justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, former special counsel investigating election fraud that never happened, and all-around conspiracy theorist, has himself in the news again. (Of course he is — no one story can present a shambles so large.)  Rich Kremer reports Ethics complaint filed against Michael Gableman, head of 2020 election review:

An ethics complaint has been filed against former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, who headed the taxpayer-funded review of the 2020 election. It alleges Gableman harassed public and private individuals and waged a “shambolic, dishonest and destructive campaign,” during the investigation. 

The complaint was filed with the state Office of Lawyer Regulation by the liberal group Law Forward. It accuses Gableman of regularly lying to government officials, the state Legislature, courts and the public while pursuing “frivolous litigation” as he led the Wisconsin Assembly’s “Office of Special Counsel.” Reached by phone, Gableman did not immediately have a comment. 

Madison attorney Jeff Mandell, who filed the complaint with Law Forward attorney Dan Lenz, told Wisconsin Public Radio it’s not up to the group to suggest what penalties Gableman should face. But Mandell said the ethical violations alleged in the complaint are “voluminous” and “quite serious.” 

“So, I hope that pretty much all of the options that the ethical violations can trigger are on the table,” Mandell said. 

Those options include fines, temporary law license suspensions or disbarment. 

Gableman was hired by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, to lead the review a day after former President Donald Trump accused Michael  and other Republican legislative leaders of “working hard to cover up election corruption” in Wisconsin. Gableman was initially paid $11,000 per month. 

Vos, by the way, is like a man who brings a drunk companion to a party, the companion disrupts the event and vomits on the floor, only for Vos to insist he was opposed to the companion’s conduct from the start. Should have known with whom you were walking through the door, buddy. 

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