By Gretchen Schuldt
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz in January will assume the homicide / sexual assault caseload now assigned to Circuit Judge David Borowski, who will move to misdemeanors, Chief Judge Maxine White announced last week.
Borowski recently was involved in a controversy over a contempt of court finding he made against Assistant State Public Defender Puck Tsai, a finding that sparked outrage among the defense bar and that Borowski ultimately vacated.
Borowski will take over the calendar of Circuit Judge Jean M. Kies, who will oversee the misdemeanor / domestic violence court that now belongs to Circuit Judge Mary Kuhnmuench, who is retiring.
The changes take effect Jan. 7.
Other rotatations announced by White:
Gretchen Schuldt is executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative.
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