Campaigns

Aren’t Justices Supposed to “Look Out” for the Law?

What is the role of a state supreme court justice? Is it to properly interpret the constitutionality of laws passed by the Wisconsin legislature or is it to be a force to ‘push back’ against what he or she feels is the majority of the court? Madison area attorney and Wisconsin State Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns […]

Policy

ANALYSIS: Chief Justice Hides Partisanship Behind Judicial Robes

By: Brian Sikma Wisconsin Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson is not happy about the newest member of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission. Frank Daily, a respected attorney, was recently appointed to the commission by a 4-3 vote of the Supreme Court’s justices. Abrahamson believes Daily is unfit to serve as a commissioner because a letter-to-the-editor written by […]

Policy

Supreme Decree: No Election Integrity with Photo ID

By: Brian Sikma Late Thursday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court declared that it would not hear arguments in two cases challenging the state’s photo ID law before election day. In an anonymous order the Court said that it was declining the motion of the Attorney General to bypass the appellate courts and take up the photo […]

Organizations

One Wisconsin Now Doesn’t Get It

Justice Prosser has been cleared of allegations that he placed a chokehold on a liberal fellow justice. That fact still seems to be lost on some in Madison. One Wisconsin Now, a Madison-based liberal group, issued a statement this afternoon arguing that just because no formal charge was entered doesn’t mean that Prosser should stay […]

Organizations

Calls For Prosser Resignation A Charade

By: Brian Sikma On Tuesday, several women’s rights and leftwing social organizations joined with a handful of elected officials to call on Justice David Prosser to step down from his position on the Supreme Court while the investigation into his alleged misconduct proceeds. The coalition’s press release highlighted Justice Prosser’s supposed “history of abusive behavior […]

Campaigns

ALERT: 14,000 Votes Missed in Brookfield

It appears 14,000 votes from Brookfield weren’t counted in the April 5 Supreme Court Election.  Officials are holding a press conference at 5:30 CST time to shed more light on the situation.  Based on Brookfield’s voting pattern there is strong reason to suspect that when these votes are added to the overall vote tally, that Justice […]