The Verdict Is In

The people of Wisconsin want elections for state Supreme Court. But state citizens don’t want high court elections run the way they currently are. The Verdict Is In

Email date: 4/11/08

The people of Wisconsin want elections for state Supreme Court. But state citizens don’t want high court elections run the way they currently are. A clear majority wants reform. That’s according to the latest polling done by the St. Norbert College Survey Center.

The Democracy Campaign’s director was on Joy Cardin’s show on the Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio for an hour this morning talking about this. If you didn’t have a chance to tune in, you can listen to the discussion here (requires ReaPlayer).

What the people of Wisconsin want is clear. Whether the elected representatives of these same people will give them what they want is decidedly less certain. The Democracy Campaign and two other reform groups issued a call to action to the Legislature Wednesday. St. Norbert’s poll shows we’re not alone in wanting lawmakers to fix what’s gone horribly wrong with the way we pick Supreme Court justices.