Email date: 3/12/09
In this update:
1. Why conventional wisdom on ’09 Supreme Court election is wrong
2. Public forums focus on judicial election reform
The buzz around this year’s race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is it’s becoming more unlikely by the day that there will be a repeat performance of the ghastly high court elections in 2007 and 2008. Many across the state are breathing sighs of relief.
Our latest Big Money Blog spells out a few of the many reasons why it’s a mistake to assume that special interest contamination of state Supreme Court politics has abated.
Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe was a featured speaker yesterday at a judicial election forum in Milwaukee organized by the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups and co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, WDC and Common Cause in Wisconsin. Both candidates for state Supreme Court also were on the program.