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Panel named to hear Wis. misconduct case is nixed

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UPDATE: Wednesday (10/22/08) 5:45 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Never mind.

Hours after naming a three-judge panel to hear the misconduct complaint against Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, court officials withdrew the order.

Court spokesman Tom Sheehan would not say why the panel was suddenly disbanded. He says a different panel will be named at a future date.

The panel named earlier Wednesday included appeals court judges Harry Snyder and Ralph Adam Fine and reserve judge Neal Nettesheim. Snyder was to act as its presiding judge.

The committee is to hear the Judicial Commission's complaint that Gableman violated an ethics rule when his campaign ran a television ad that made misleading claims about his opponent.

If the panel finds the complaint has merit, it will make a recommendation on Gableman's punishment to his colleagues on the Supreme Court.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A three-judge panel has been appointed to hear the misconduct complaint against Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman.

  The panel will include appeals court judges Harry Snyder and Ralph Adam Fine and reserve judge Neal Nettesheim.

  Snyder will act as its presiding judge.

  The panel will hear the Wisconsin Judicial Commission's complaint that Gableman violated an ethics rule when his campaign ran a television ad that made misleading claims about his opponent.

  If the panel finds the complaint has merit, it will make a recommendation on Gableman's punishment to his colleagues on the Supreme Court.

  The court would make the final decision on punishment, which could include reprimand, suspension or removal.

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