Lest you have some sort of fantasy that judges are “neutral.”
Madison - A Dane County judge who drew fire from conservatives for a ruling last year halting implementation of Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining law is considering running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court next year.
Judge Maryann Sumi told the weekly newspaper Isthmus that she is working with a nonpartisan group of people helping her explore the possibility of a run against conservative Justice Patience Roggensack.
Get out your wallets. Get out your yard signs. Get our PAC’s to set aside $15 million.
We are going to have to engage in one more final battle before the cockroaches are eliminated from the kitchen (or supreme court) as a threat to Voter ID, Concealed carry and ACT 10.
The good news is that Pat is a very sharp and nice woman. As we saw in the Baldwin race, it is hard to run negative ads against a woman. They will have problems trying to define her as some sort of wild eyed crazy millionaire who kills mothers and assaults young boys.
Just because you cry about the neutrality of judges doesn’t mean you’re correct. It just means you’re crying. Sorry you can’t always have your way. I’m sure the Democrat won’t win, because for some reason, SC justices are elected at a different time from anyone else.
My, that’s a tad defensive, VA. When was I crying? I’m a conservative… don’t you know that my heart is as black as coal?
“Lest you have some sort of fantasy that judges are ‘neutral.’”
You mean like “Justice” Gableman?
Sumi has a longer history as a jurist and far better legal credentials than Justice Gableman. You can disagree with her judicial philosophy but if you voted for Gableman, you can’t say she’s not qualified. Remember, yours is the party that proffered a candidate with a third-rate legal education and a resume that fit on a napkin.
That said, I think Justice Roggensack is more qualified for the position.
Sumi has a longer history as a jurist and far better legal credentials than Justice Gableman.
I’m trying to find a poster that called her unqualified.
I am Justice Patience Roggensack, and I approve of this message…
“Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack — who comprises that court’s hard-right conservative bloc together with Justices Ziegler and Gableman and more often than not Justice David Prosser — was once a judge on the District IV Court of Appeals, which presides over Dane County, which is where Judge Maryann Sumi sits. In that capacity then-Judge Roggensack heard 13 appeals of Judge Sumi’s decisions.
Roggensack affirmed 11 of them, affirmed in part and reversed in part one of them, and reversed the one other. The reversal in part had to do with that portion of Judge Sumi’s domestic restraining order prohibiting a stalkerish man from possessing a firearm.”
Cynical, Kevin will show up eventually at which point my straw man will magically come to life and make me seem clairvoyant.