Email date: 12/11/07
In this update:
1. Entire high court endorses publicly financed Supreme Court races
2. Hearings scheduled on reform bills in Assembly committee
The state Supreme Court yesterday issued a letter signed by all seven justices calling for public financing of high court races.
For more on this development, go here.
This is a very significant event and another signal of growing concern within the judicial system over eroding public confidence in the integrity of the courts and the fairness and impartiality of judges. It comes on the heels of last week’s announcement of a new State Bar of Wisconsin initiative to promote judicial integrity.
Senate leaders should be announcing their plans soon for public hearings, committee votes and floor action on reform measures that will be considered during the special session on campaign finance reform that started today.