N. Patrick Crooks
|N. Patrick Crooks|
|Wisconsin Supreme Court|
|Past post:||Judge, Brown County Municipal Court|
|Undergraduate:||St. Norbert College|
|Law School:||University of Notre Dame, 1963|
- 1996-2016: Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
- 1977-1996: Judge, Brown County Court
- 1966-1977: Attorney in private practice
- 1964-1966: U.S. Army's Office of the Judge Advocate General
- 1963-1964: Attorney in private practice
Awards and associations
- 1994: Trial Judge of the Year, Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
- Member, American Bar Association
- Law school evaluator, Legal Education and Admissions Section, American Bar Association
- Member, Media-Law Relations Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin
- Director, Notre Dame Law Association
- Member, James E. Doyle Chapter, American Inns of Court
- Past member, Wisconsin Judicial Council
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Crooks received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.59, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of 0.42 that justices received in Wisconsin. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.
- Wisconsin Court System, "Justice N. Patrick Crooks"
- Project Vote Smart, "Justice N. Patrick Crooks (WI)"
- The Newspaper, "Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds GPS Spying With Warrant," July 21, 2010
- Journal Sentinel, "Justice Crooks to stay on Gableman ethics case," March 29, 2010