Learn more about Shirley S. Abrahamson through the following resources:
Abrahamson participated in over 3,500 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions. She authored 535 majority opinions, 493 dissenting opinions, and 326 concurring opinions. To explore her opinions, visit the Opinions page of this website.
State of the Judiciary Addresses
Each year the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court gives a major “State of the Judiciary” address highlighting the Wisconsin judiciary’s accomplishments from the past year and its goals for the upcoming year. To read the addresses that Abrahamson gave during her tenure as chief justice, click here.
The Wisconsin Court System’s website includes links to a variety of materials authored by, or prepared at Abrahamson’s direction. It also includes an archive of The Third Branch, a newsletter about the Wisconsin judiciary that began in 1997. The Third Branch includes many articles about and photos of Abrahamson.
Audio and Videos
Listen to oral arguments that Abrahamson participated in using the “audio playback” feature on Wicourts.gov. In 2007 Wisconsineye.org began videotaping and publishing Wisconsin Supreme Court arguments and conferences. Visit Wisconsineye.org’s Supreme Court page to watch Abrahamson preside over and/or participate in these proceedings.