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Shirley Abrahamson remembered


Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson has died. Abrahamson was the the first woman to serve on the court. 

Wisconsin Public Radio coverage:

Shirley Abrahamson

Quote from former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in 2019:

“Among jurists I have encountered in the United States and abroad, Shirley Abrahamson is the very best, the most courageous and sage.”

Abrahamson once told the Chronicle:

“[My mother] was a good Jewish mother. She told me how wise she was that she got to the United States in time for me to be born here, so that I would be eligible to be president of the United States.”

Jewish chief: Abrahamson muses on the court