It is long past time for the Senate to do its job and fill the longest judicial vacancy in the nation.
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Imagine a Wisconsin where a woman would not be able to legally have her birth control prescription filled. It has happened, and it’s a powerful example of why courts matter. [Capital Times]
New Poll Shows Wisconsinites Overwhelmingly Want Sen. Ron Johnson to Do His Job, Hold Fair Hearing, Timely Vote on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee
New polling finds overwhelming support among Wisconsin voters for holding fair hearings and a timely vote on the President’s SCOTUS nominee.
It’s a yes or no answer to the question of whether Sen. Ron Johnson is doing his job, and we’ve launched a new site to provide people with the answer.
Whether you identify as a conservative, progressive, or something in between, you have the chance to make your voice heard and urge your senators to do the right thing — ensure the Supreme Court continues to work for all of us. [Capital Times]
Will Federal Court Obstructionist U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Call on Gov. Walker to Wait Until After Election to Appoint New State Supreme Court Justice?
If anyone should have to wait to fill a judicial vacancy until after the next election, it’s Scott Walker, and if anyone should tell him to do so it should be Ron Johnson.
The question now is not whether Gov. Walker will appoint another right-wing lackey, but who this extreme Republican partisan will be. [WMTV-TV]
You have the chance to make your voice heard and urge your senators to do the right thing - ensure the Supreme Court continues to work for all of us.
One Wisconsin Now joined activists at Sen. Ron Johnson’s Milwaukee office to throw him a birthday party and to tell him it’s time to end his partisan obstruction and give fair consideration to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. [People for the American Way]
Bradley especially took heat after the liberal group One Wisconsin Now unearthed newspaper editorials that she penned as a college student. [Wisconsin Public Radio]
"Instead of doing her job, Rebecca Bradley left a hearing to run off and pledge 'I am your public servant' to the state's big business lobby," said One Wisconsin Now. [Associated Press]
Allowing our courts to become deadlocked for petty political reasons would be unprecedented. It’s time Sen. Ron Johnson stop playing games and start doing his job.
Scott Walker's money machine is propping up Rebecca Bradley with huge money because they know the public thinks she cannot be trusted to be an independent voice.
Neither Gableman nor Bradley has even had the courtesy to respond to One Wisconsin Now, which made the requests of them. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Meanwhile, records requests the liberal group One Wisconsin Now made to conservative Justices Rebecca Bradley and Michael Gableman have gone unanswered for months. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
No reasonable person would think a judge who’s been appointed to judgeship three times by a party in the case could sit on the case fairly.
Rebecca Bradley fundraiser and Tea Party Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke publicly called for Republicans to exploit the tragedy for political gain.
A Question of Judgment: Does Rebecca Bradley Endorse the Radical and Repugnant Views of Her Campaign Fundraiser David Clarke?
Rebecca Bradley has chosen to associate herself with Clarke, empowering him to represent her campaign and raise her cash, despite his hateful & dangerous views.
The evidence is clear and overwhelming, Rebecca Bradley is a right-wing partisan, intimately involved with Gov. Scott Walker’s political machine.
Records, Video Show Rebecca Bradley Misleads Public With Claims She Left Her ‘Political Inclinations’ in the Past
Gov. Scott Walker’s crony pick for the state high court was flat out not telling the truth when she said she set aside partisan politics after becoming a judge.
Gov. Walker’s Crony Court Pick Rebecca Bradley Refuses to Recuse Herself From Case Involving Walker Cronies
Scott Walker’s new appointment to the Supreme Court would not commit to recuse herself from reconsideration of a decision halting the John Doe investigation.
Gov. Scott Walker’s Crony Pick for State High Court Hits the Campaign Trail Instead of Learning the Job
The group's executive director, Scot Ross, said the domain name registration "is further proof the fix was in from the start." [Associated Press]
Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said, “This appointment is about one thing only, allowing Rebecca Bradley and the special interests who will spend on her behalf in exchange for her fealty to use the words ‘Supreme Court Justice’ in front of her name when they run their campaign ads.” [Associated Press]
The liberal group One Wisconsin Now argued that she'll be too focused on campaigning to do her job effectively. [Capital Times]
Putting cronyism before qualifications, Gov. Scott Walker announced he has appointed Rebecca Bradley to the open seat on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court.
Gov. Scott Walker Previews More Partisanship on State High Court With Plot to Appoint Political Crony to Open Judicial Seat
Gov. Scott Walker appears set to add to his record of cronyism, corruption and incompetence with the appointment of his political crony, Rebecca Bradley, to yet another judicial post, time a seat on the state’s high court.
Disgraced Former Assembly Republican Speaker Scott Jensen Adds Name to List of Rebecca Bradley Boosters
Pro-private school voucher program campaign advisor Scott Jensen tabbed Rebecca Bradley as the pick to fill a vacancy on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Scot Ross said appointing Bradley to the seat would allow her political ads next spring to refer to her as “Justice Bradley,” and that would be “unseemly.” [Wisconsin State Journal]
We’re learning a lot about Rebecca Bradley from her status as a Scott Walker crony to her support from the Court’s most scandal-plagued Justices.
A hand-picked crony whose past campaigns have been closely overseen by Walker’s political machine seeking more power raises all kinds of red flags. [Associated Press]
Rebecca Bradley may be a newly minted State Supreme Court Candidate but she has long ties to Gov. Scott Walker’s political machine.
It’s clear that one party rule in the legislative, executive and judicial branches in Wisconsin means Scott Walker and his cronies are free to run amok, ignoring the rules whenever it gives them a partisan advantage. [Capital Times]
Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and outside groups accused of illegally coordinating campaign activities were let off the hook today by four justices of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court.
Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now told the Associated Press it's an instance of "corruption of the conservative court majority." [Associated Press]
For Gov. Scott Walker, the justice system is not about ensuring all are equal before the law, but rather how can he manipulate the system for his benefit.
Group plans ad blitz in support of measure that would likely oust Shirley Abrahamson as chief justice
It’s very clear that the corporate special interests and lobbyists are trying to undo the results of the 2009 election in which Chief Justice Abrahamson was overwhelmingly reelected. [Capital Times]
Did state Supreme Court candidate James Daley promise how he might rule on future cases in order to snag an endorsement from a right wing special interest group?
Daley taking money directly from the Republican Party of Wisconsin and his attempts to downplay and explain what that campaign cash was used for just don’t add up.
Dispensing with any pretense of judicial independence, Daley signaled early in his campaign that he was willing to rubber stamp Gov. Walker and the GOP's legislative agenda.
According to Daley's campaign finance reports the Republican Party of Wisconsin donated nearly $7,000 worth of staff and research services to Daley between January 1 and February 2 this year.
In comments to the media yesterday, Daley is again supporting the GOP authored power grab also backed by the conservative special interest lobby WMC.
One Wisconsin Now called the decision a “get-out-of-jail-free card” for powerful interests that invest in Supreme Court races. “The vast majority of spending to elect these four justices was done by these entities,” Ross said. [Daily Beast]
Legislative Republicans have fast-tracked resolutions to undo Wisconsin's 125 year-old system of selecting the Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court.
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony in opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 1, being heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.
One Wisconsin Now testified today as well writing that the Republican-controlled legislature is just trying to gain control of the court. [WMTV-TV]
The Best Defense Money Can Buy: Parties Involved in Criminal Investigation of Campaign Collusion Spent Millions to Help Elect Court Majority That Could Hear Cases
The Supreme Court, with Justice Bradley abstaining, voted to hear several appeals related to the criminal investigation of collusion between the Walker's campaign and outside groups.
Statements from One Wisconsin Now regarding the release of an independent audit of the GAB and subsequent comments of Republican legislative leaders.
Gov. Walker says anything to get elected and now he and his Republican front groups are ready to launch a frontal assault on Wisconsin's middle class working women and men.