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    July
    09
    2003

    News Release July 2003: Chief Justice Abrahamson Announces Retirement of Justice Donald W. Steinmetz

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    Chief Justice Abrahamson Announces
    Retirement of Justice Donald W. Steinmetz

    Madison, Wis. (July 9) -- Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson issued the following statement today on the retirement of Justice Donald W. Steinmetz:

    "After a lifetime of public service, Justice Donald Steinmetz has advised me that he will retire this summer, one year short of the end of his term. Justice Steinmetz has served the people of Wisconsin well in his 19 years on this Court and in his 14 years on the Milwaukee trial bench. His opinions, as well as his contributions to the many court-related boards and committees on which he has served, will serve us well into the future. I know the entire Court joins me in wishing Don and Marjorie all the best. He will be missed."

    Justice Steinmetz has not set a firm date for his retirement; it will be July 31 or sometime in August. Governor Tommy Thompson will appoint a replacement who will have to run for election in the first spring election in which no other justice is running. That will be April 2000.