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A done deal? Voters should consider all possibilities in Supreme Court race

Published Oct. 12, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker used his office to give one candidate in the state Supreme Court race, Rebecca Bradley, the instantaneous power of incumbency the other day - no small thing in court races. I don't criticize him for doing so; I find Bradley to be an impressive person who's smart, competent and definitely an up-and-comer. That being said, I think that voters should give a close look to another candidate as well: Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald.


Supreme Court is trolling America

Published July 8, 2014

The Supreme Court is, pretty often, going to make decisions any of us can disagree with. The court as it is now has managed to anger people on the left and the right -- the left more often, thank you Ralph Nader -- but last week's decisions on birth control have raised the Roberts court's penchant for disagreeability to a new level, one that is undeniably trolling.


Sotomayor announcement sparks a Supreme debate

Published May 27, 2009

When President Obama announced his plans to nominate Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals judge in New York, to the Supreme Court, the political press and blogosphere shifted into overdrive and the talking points, counterpoints, spin and bluster came flooding from virtually every direction. Frankly, it was enough to make you reach for the aspirin -- if not a bottle of the hard stuff (Tylenol, of course).


TDS CEO resigns from WMC

Published April 3, 2008

David Wittwer, president and chief executive officer of TDS Telecom, the Madison-based parent company of TDS Metrocom, has resigned from the board of directors of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state's largest business lobbying group.


I object to negative and confusing judge ads

Published March 16, 2008

I’ll admit it, I’m perhaps not as tuned in as I should be into the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court judge. I’ll also admit that until I started seeing these vague and confusing commercials lately, I didn’t even know a race was underway.

Reader blogs:

A Partisan Judiciary?

"Calling a seat on the (Wisconsin)  Supreme Court  'non-partisan' is a flagrant lie.....Voters deserve the truth.....They have the right to see a letter designation  behind the candidate's name......I am a Democrat....Justice  (Patience) Roggensack is a Republican." ...

Texas Mix 'Em

"(Race or ethnicity) should not be considered when applying to the University of Texas"  Abigail Fisher (1)Miss Fisher, who had been rejected for admission to the University of Texas  (UT) in 2008,  has asked the US Supreme Court to rule that the policy of UT  that c...

Selecting the Supremes

In a rare display of bi-partisanship, State Senators  Tim Cullen (D, Janesville) and Dale Schultz (R, Richland Center) are working together on an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution that would replace the election of justices of the State Supreme Court with  appointment by the Gover...

A Supreme Mistake

(The following appears in the Crossroads section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sunday, June 22.)The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing Guantanamo detainees to challenge their imprisonment in civilian court should make Americans nervous. The 5-4 decision demonstrated that the court w...

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