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Wisconsin Supreme Court redux



Judge Diane Sykes, who formerly held the seat contested by Louis Butler and Michael Gableman before joining the Seventh Circuit, gave a 2006 speech with a discerning analysis of the leftward drift of the Court after Butler replaced her.

Separately, I'm still waiting for one of the proliferating non-partisan organizations campaigning against judicial elections to speak out against trial-lawyer influence in judicial elections and selections. If judges respected their role in constitutional government, there wouldn't be cause to campaign against those who don't; if judges have the capability of acting as super-legislators, then voters can hardly be blamed for wanting a say on who is a judge.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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