What's Wrong with this Year's Supreme Court Election

In this update: 1. Why conventional wisdom on ’09 Supreme Court election is wrong 2. Public forums focus on judicial election reform What's Wrong with this Year's Supreme Court Election 

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.

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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.

The same groups are sponsoring a March 16 forum in Green Bay and another on March 25 in Madison. Lots of other events are being organized around the state. A listing can be found here.