Wisconsin Supreme Court Category Archive


  • Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly Renting Office Space at State GOP Headquarters

    Dan Kelly is showing his partisanship on the campaign trail, right down to sharing an address with the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 12/12/2019
  • Return to Sender: Dan Kelly’s State Court Campaign Lists Same Address As Republican Party of Wisconsin

    Dan Kelly’s partisanship is on full display as his campaign lists the Republican Party of Wisconsin as the return address for the nomination papers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/11/2019
  • Right-Wing Supporters of Dan Kelly Go to Court to Tip Electoral Scales in His Favor

    Right-wing supporters of Dan Kelly are going to court to try to purge registered Wisconsinites from poll lists.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/13/2019
  • Dan Kelly: Applying the Law As His Campaign Contributors Wish It To Be

    Dan Kelly's record on the court shows he’s instead seen the law as his campaign donors wish it to be.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/29/2019
  • While a Right-wing Legal Group Had a Case Before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Justice Dan Kelly Took Campaign Contributions From Members of Its Board of Directors

    One Wisconsin Now reveals he received $1,000 contributions from board members of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.

    Door County Pulse, 07/26/2019
  • Brian Hagedorn Sees State Supreme Court As Venue to Advance Partisan, Political Agenda

    Brian Hagedorn explicitly urged people to vote for a conservative judicial candidate because it would help advance Walker’s political agenda.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/19/2019
  • Brian Hagedorn’s Past Pays Off … With $18,000 Campaign Contribution From Big Special Interest

    Brian Hagedorn’s work as a clerk for former Justice Michael Gableman looks like it’s paying off for his own campaign for the state Supreme Court

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/07/2019
  • GOP Power Grabs Pour Gas on ‘resistance’ in Key Midwest States

    “Progressives have to defend a Supreme Court seat in April of 2019 — this will help them do that,” said Scot Ross, the executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a liberal outside...

    Politico, 12/08/2018
  • GOP Blames Voters Voting for Electoral Defeats, Proposes Plan to Limit Participation in 2020 State High Court Race

    Republicans appear to have settled on an explanation for why they lost every statewide race on the ballot in the November 6 elections: Too many voters voted.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/16/2018
  • Scott Walker, Lawmakers Consider Helping Conservative Justice Before Tony Evers Becomes Governor

    Analiese Eicher noted Republicans fought plans to hold special elections this year and complained about the cost of past recall elections.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/15/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now Calls Out Rebecca Bradley For Conflicts in Case of Bullying Professor

    One Wisconsin Now called on Rebecca Bradley to recuse herself from the case of bullying Professor John McAdams suing to get his job back at Marquette University.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/18/2018
  • Scott Walker Claim of Eric Holder Making Supreme Court Race ‘highly Partisan’ Ignores GOP Role

    Republican Gov. Scott Walker raised the issue six days after Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet, who was backed by liberals, won election to the high court. Her win in the officially...

    PolitiFact, 04/11/2018
  • Michael Screnock Wants to Continue His Public Service on the Supreme Court

    He has also faced scrutiny for not saying whether he would step away from cases involving the state’s business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/25/2018
  • ICYMI: Michael Screnock Won’t Pledge to Avoid Conflict of Interest As a Judge, Again

    Michael Screnock again refused to commit to removing himself from hearing cases as a judge involving his past work as a hired gun attorney for Gov. Scott Walker

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/07/2018
  • Big Corporate Special Interest Shows Michael Screnock the Love, Candidate for High Court Signals He’ll Return Their Affection

    The latest information on advertising reveals special interests are showing state Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock the love on Valentine’s Day.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/14/2018
  • Beneficiary of $500,000 Plus Special Interest Groups TV Ad Buys Won’t Support Reform of Judicial Recusal Rule

    Michael Screnock’s Rejection of Recusal Rule Reform Signals Special Interests Their Spending on His Election Could Pay Off

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/07/2018
  • Editorial: Tim Burns and Rebecca Dallet Are Credible Supreme Court Candidates

    Michael Screnock was on the payroll of the legal team defending Governor Walker’s divisive policies in court and working to rig state... district lines.

    Capital Times, 02/07/2018
  • Right-Wing Special Interests Spending to Make Michael Screnock Into Right-Wing Media Darling

    The special interest allies of Michael Screnock are making their first down payment in the effort to elect him to the Wisconsin Supreme Court

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/05/2018
  • Supreme Court Race Showing Its Political Stripes

    “What happens is the conservative (candidate) always hides what their ideology is and then the Republican Party uses their entire machine to turn out (votes).”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/15/2018
  • Tuesday’s Wisconsin Senate Special Election Could Be Bellwether for 2018 Legislative Races

    The Wisconsin Alliance for Reform and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce combined to spend about $80,000 on ads in the race.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/12/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now Calls for Probe of Michael Screnock

    Recent newspaper reports detail the arrests of Michael Screnock and his failure to fully disclose the incidents on his application for a judicial appointment.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/16/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now Statement on Michael Gableman Rumors

    A news report says Republican Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman may be in line for a job in the Donald Trump administration.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/13/2017
  • ‘Courtquake’: Gableman Won’t Run for Re-election

    One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross said Gableman could not have won re-election and so conservatives wanted to rally around a different candidate.

    Rhinelander Daily News, 06/17/2017
  • Michael Gableman Won’t Seek a Second Term on State Supreme Court

    Jenni Dye, a lawyer and research director for One Wisconsin Now said Gableman’s departure “creates an even bigger opening for challengers.”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/16/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election

    Knowing the public has lost faith in the court, instead of changing their ways, conservatives believe they can win by changing the name on the ballot.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/15/2017
  • Madison Attorney Announces Bid for State Supreme Court

    But Jenni Dye, research director for liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, liked Burns’ chances.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/02/2017
  • Lawyer Candidate for State Supreme Court

    But Jenni Dye, research director for liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said Burns has a good chance.

    Chippewa Herald, 05/01/2017
  • Wisconsin State Supreme Court Conservatives Reject Petition to Reform Rules on Judicial Recusal

    The conservative majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted to kill a petition to reform the rules guiding state court judges on when they must recuse.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/20/2017
  • Supreme Court Rejects Campaign Donor Recusal Rules

    Jenni Dye, research director for the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, decried the court’s actions.

    Associated Press, 04/20/2017
  • Wisconsin Citizens and Judicial Watchdogs Support Reform of State Court Rules on Judicial Recusal

    Our courts need clear, strong rules requiring judges recuse themselves in cases involving campaign contributors to prevent even the appearance of corruption.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/19/2017
  • What’s at the Center of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Recusal Rule Debate?

    Who supports the petition and what do they say about it? Nine groups, plus dozens of individuals, have written to the court supporting the petition.

    Capital Times, 04/19/2017
  • Will State High Court Clean Up Its Act and Reform Rules on Judicial Recusal?

    To protect the integrity of our courts and maintain public trust in the justice system, judges ought not decide cases involving large campaign contributors.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/05/2017
  • Reform the Rules on Judicial Recusal

    The rules need to change, and we’re asking for your help to do it. Add your name, and we'll mail the message below to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/15/2017
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Urged to Adopt Stricter Rules

    Jenni Dye, a research director at the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said in a statement that she's not surprised the court accommodated the group.

    Associated Press, 03/15/2017
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Delays Consideration of Judicial Recusal Petition at Conservative Group’s Request

    One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy group, said the delay further shows why recusal rules are needed in the state.

    Capital Times, 03/15/2017
  • The Prosser Law Library. Really?

    Based on his dyspeptic judicial temperament and acts as a judge that have greatly undermined respect and trust in the state’s high court there is little reason to memorialize the tenure of David Prosser.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/12/2016
  • Walker’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Pick Draws Criticism, Praise

    One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross called out Kelly’s lack of judicial experience and said his selection was politically-motivated.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 07/27/2016
  • Editorial: Trust Walker to Pick Right-wing Ideologue for State’s High Court

    According to... One Wisconsin Now, Kelly was general counsel for the Kern Family Foundation whose founders... have made individual contributions totalling $220,000 to Walker.

    Capital Times, 07/23/2016
  • Money Talks: Gov. Walker to Appoint Former Attorney for Major Right-Wing Donors’ Foundation

    Media reports say Gov. Scott Walker will announce the nomination of Daniel Kelly to replace retiring Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser late Friday afternoon.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/22/2016
  • Anniversary of Marriage Equality Decision a Powerful Example of Why Courts Matter

    You ought to be free to love whomever you want, and you ought not be denied the same rights as others because you want to marry that person. It’s just common sense.

    Capital Times, 06/30/2016
  • U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Effort To Restrict Abortion Access

    The United States Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision today ruled a Texas law attempting to restrict access to abortion as unconstitutional.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 06/27/2016
  • Day 100 of Sen. Ron Johnson Refusing to Do His Job

    Ron Johnson has now spent 100 days ignoring the oath he swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution and refusing to do his job.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 06/24/2016
  • Will Rebecca Bradley Refuse to Recuse From Case Involving Campaign’s Top Booster?

    To continue on a case where she has such obvious conflict of interest would show that her ethics are as warped as her views she expressed on the LGBTQ community.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/21/2016
  • Walker Releases Names of Potential Prosser Replacements

    More than half of the applicants vying to replace retiring Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser already owe their jobs to Gov. Scott Walker – and now he could tap one of...

    WISN-TV, 05/20/2016
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Deals Walker Loss on Education Case

    A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court dealt Gov. Scott Walker a defeat on Wednesday, upholding a ruling that preserves the independence of the state’s elected education secretary and denies the governor veto power...

    Chicago Tribune, 05/18/2016
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 05/09/2016
  • Is Ron Johnson Doing His Job?

    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.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 05/03/2016
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 04/29/2016