(H/T – Charlie)
Lest all the focus on the national get me termed “not a Wisconsin blog”, I really should turn the magnifying glass on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s attempt to monopolize all judicial races through the creation of the mis-named Wisconsin Judicial Campaign Integrity Committee. First, there’s the fact that it’s of the lawyers, by the lawyers, and for the lawyers. The funny thing is, the state Constitution doesn’t say anything about the lawyers controlling the process of electing judges.
Then there’s the makeup of that Star Chamber. Club for Growth Wisconsin went through the donation and volunteer records of the 8 members (non-voting chair and 7 voting members) and found some interesting things:
- 3 of the 8 have ties either personally or through spouses to Louis Butler’s campaign.
- 5 of 8 had ties to Linda Clifford’s failed campaign last year.
- 0 of 8 have ties to Mike Gableman’s campaign
- This Star Chamber meets in secret and speaks only through its chair.
In short, I’m not holding my breath waiting for them to denounce Loophole Louie for speaking about the very same cases at Marquette University that they denounced Gableman for not denouncing some of his supporters because they spoke about those cases.
On a related note, please take a look at the right sidebar, and support Judge Michael Gableman for Supreme Court.