Former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen's new misconduct trial will stay
in Madison instead of moving to his home county, a state appeals court ruled
Jensen asked Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan last year to
move the proceedings to Waukesha under a 2007 state law that allows elected
officials to be tried in their home counties for ethics violations. Jensen had hoped the move would set him up for an acquittal: Waukesha is
a Republican stronghold, and Jensen represented the area for 14 years in the Legislature, building connections there.
Maybe 2009 won't be a total waste after all.