Skip to comments.Courting Confusion
Posted on 04/02/2015 4:18:27 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Wailing that the Wisconsin Supreme Court is dysfunctional is a favorite tactic whenever Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamsons Liberal allies are trying to defeat a Conservative justice, so its revealing this week to see how desperate they are to preserve the status quo.
As weve mentioned, theres a referendum on next Tuesdays spring election ballot. A yes vote would amend the Wisconsin Constitution so that the chief justice would be subject to election every two years by a vote of all seven sitting justices. This would replace the current system, in which the chief justice is whichever one has been on the court longest. There is currently no other qualification, period.
But this week Marquette Law School Professor and former Supreme Court Justice Janine Geskewho might at one time have been mistaken for a level-headed juristis on the air speaking for a left-wing smear group called the Greater Wisconsin Committee, now hiding behind the name Make Your Vote Count. Geske is voicing a radio ad that cant possibly be understood as anything other than a cynical attempt to deceive voters about the referendum.
Geske says partisan political bosses dont want you to be able to choose the chief justice, as if she thought you could; and that you can protect your votea vote you dont have and never had when it comes to choosing the chief justiceby voting no on the referendum question.
Shirley Abrahamson was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Patrick Lucey, who left office 38 years ago. The stupendous dishonesty of the Greater Wisconsin Committees advertisement is a gauge of how desperate Liberals are to keep the Courtthe same one they call dysfunctional when it suits themjust the way it is.
Supreme court referendum on your ballot April 7. Vote Yes!
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