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Sumi considering run for state Supreme Court


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County judge whose court decision delayed the implementation of strict limits on public employee collective bargaining is considering a run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Judge Maryann Sumi tells 27 News she is exploring a run against incumbent Justice Patience Roggensack, who is up for re-election in the spring of 2013. Sumi's interest in a candidacy was first reported by reports Sumi will make a decision by December 1.

In the spring of 2011, Sumi struck down the collective bargaining law over the manner in which public notice of the proposal was given. Weeks later, Roggensack and three other justices formed a court majority and overturned Sumi's decision and upheld the law.

During several months of a Sumi-issued restraining order against the law's implementation before the high court allowed the law to take effect, conservative opponents of Sumi's decision sharply criticized her.

Last year, the state bar association selected Sumi its Judge of the Year.

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