Wisconsin Judges’ Impartiality in Doubt

Shades of Caperton v. Massey! A recent NY Times editorial relates a sordid tale of Wisconsin Supreme Court justices failing to recuse themselves from cases involving parties from whom they had received massive campaign contributions. As the editorial put it,

… over-the-top campaigning, self-interested rulings, and a complete breakdown of courthouse collegiality and ethics is destroying trust in its [Wisconsin’s] Supreme Court.

Apparently the writ of the US Supreme Court doesn’t extend to Wisconsin.

About Hamilton Richards

I retired in 1966 as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. These days I volunteer technical support for Citizens' Climate Lobby (Austin chapter), Common Ground for Texans, (CG4Tx.org), Integrity Texas (IntegrityTexas.org), and several friends.
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