Date of this Version
Court Review, Volume 53, Issue 3 (2017)
HAROLD V. FROEHLICH AWARD FOR JUDICIAL COURAGE
The award is named in honor of Judge Harold Froehlich of Wisconsin, who as a freshman Republican Congressman risked his political career by voting in the House Judiciary Committee in favor of the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. Froelich lost re-election but later served as a trial judge in Wisconsin from 1981 to 2011. The award honors a judge who makes fair and impartial judgments in accord with the rule of law while exercising independence from personal consequences.