Flags have been ordered to fly at half staff to honor Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks. Justice Crooks passed away on September 21 at the age of 77. Library staff remember Justice Crooks fondly and have always appreciated his support of the library during his many years with the court. We extend our sincere condolences to his family.
Justice Crooks was a member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court for 20 years, having been elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court twice. The Wisconsin Court System has released a statement about his passing as well as more biographical information coinciding with his recent decision to not run for re-election.
Justice Crooks began his judicial career nearly 39 years ago when he was appointed to be a Brown County circuit court judge in 1977. You can read more about Justice Crooks' long career in Portraits of Justice.
|Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal August 3, 1977|
Justice Crooks authored numerous opinions during his time on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. You can find them in a Google Scholar author search or by searching WestlawNext for advanced: JU("Patrick Crooks").