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0727, 05 Sep 23

Wisconsin Supreme Court’s leftist majority forfeits court’s authority

My column for the Washington County Daily News is online and in print. Here’s a part:

What do we do when high government officials act without regard to the Constitution or law? What do we do when government officials engage in a bloodless insurrection and usurp power that is not theirs? It is happening in the Wisconsin Supreme Court as the new liberal majority has moved swiftly to orchestrate a coup while running roughshod over the state Constitution, the law, and long-established court rules.




Continuing their galumph over court rules and state law, the liberal gang appointed Milwaukee Judge Audrey Skwierawski to replace Koshnick. Not only was it not a competitive hiring process in which persons of color and others candidates were considered, but it violates state law. Wisconsin statute 757.02(2) states, “The judge of any court of record in this state shall be ineligible to hold any office of public trust, except a judicial office, during the term for which he or she was elected or appointed.”


Skwierawski claims to be on leave, but the statute is clear that she cannot legally serve as the State Courts Director during the term for which she was elected. The only way she could legally hold the position is if she resigned as a judge, but she has declined to do so.


We have quickly learned why the leftist majority rammed Skwierawski into the position. Last week, Chief Justice Annette Ziegler discovered that Skwierawski had been signing reserve judge orders with Justice Ziegler’s name without Ziegler’s knowledge or permission. It is unclear what else Skwierawski may have signed while impersonating the Chief Justice. This alleged identity theft by Skwierawski is a direct usurpation of Ziegler’s power and a violation of her person.




It has only been a month and the leftists on the Wisconsin Supreme Court has been acting with Marxist disregard for the rule of law in pursuit of overwhelming power that would make Comrade Stalin wince at their brazenness.


When a majority of the justices on the state’s high court are so clearly and openly violating the court’s own rules, state law, and the Constitution, they have forfeited their authority and surrendered their power to judge the affairs of the people of Wisconsin. If they do not follow the law and the Constitution, they have no authority to judge whether we do.


0727, 05 September 2023


  1. Merlin

    The didn’t forfeit squat. They did exactly what they wanted to do (and were predicted to do) and they don’t give a shit what you think about it. Lefties bully because they have a very successful history of doing so. Why would they stop? They fear no retribution precisely because they know none exists. Whining and stomping feet are easy to ignore.

  2. dad29

    ANY majority which behaves this badly would forfeit authority. And i sincerely wish that Merlin were wrong about retribution.

  3. Merlin

    I must be missing something. Exactly what authority will that liberal majority be deprived of as a result of their wrongdoing? What practical penalty will be applied and who will do it before another liberal justice stands for reelection? The answers are none and nobody. They couldn’t care less about having offended anyone’s delicate sensibilities. Claiming moral authority might give people on the right some temporary warm fuzzies, but it won’t slow the left’s agenda one bit. Pubbies still don’t understand the game.

  4. Tuerqas

    “And there’s nothing you can do about it!”

    There isn’t. Lib voters don’t mind changing the laws outside the constitution. A sitting judge unable to hold another position? Probably just a dumb law set up by Republicans. They seem to think that if you CAN do it, then it wasn’t illegal so they will keep voting people in.
    Here is the crux:
    Conservatives get sickened by Government that cannot be controlled, so they stop voting because it doesn’t make a difference. Libs get energized by change and have been convinced that any lib agenda is a good agenda so they vote more. We are moving towards Socialism where it is perfectly legal for Politicians to get rich and change things to what they want with virtually no rules except competition with their political rivals.
    We’re going Socialist people, and there is nothing we can do about it.

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