Supreme court justice marks milestone
Shirley Abrahamson has become the longest-serving State Supreme Court justice in Wisconsin's 165-year history. Abrahamson has been on the state's highest court for 36 years and seven months.
Yesterday, her record surpassed that of Orasmus Cole, who had held the previous longevity record since 1892. Legal historian Joseph Ranney of Madison calculated Abrahamson's service time.