Dear Editor: On April 3, voters will choose a new Wisconsin Supreme Court justice to serve a 10-year term.
Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock became an attorney in 2006, worked for Michael Best and Friedrich, helped the state defend itself against Act 10 lawsuits, was appointed to the bench by Gov. Walker in 2015, and won election in 2016. He has been endorsed by conservative justices on the Supreme Court and Republican legislators.
Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet was a prosecutor for 11 years, taught for three years at Marquette University Law School, and served as a judge in Milwaukee for 10 years. She has been endorsed by 220 Wisconsin judges and many current and former elected state officials.
Business lobby group Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent over $500,000 so far in this race helping Screnock. Screnock, like current conservative Supreme Court justices, feels no need to automatically remove himself on cases where large donors are litigants before the court. Dallet points out that those donors will expect the justices they bought and paid for to do their bidding.
Cast your vote for Judge Rebecca Dallet, who pledges to bring fairness and independence back to the court.
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