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Endorsement of Ed Fallone for Wisconsin Supreme Court

United Wisconsin announced its official endorsement of Ed Fallone for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

MADISON – Today, United Wisconsin announced its official endorsement of Ed Fallone for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fallone is challenging conservative Justice Patience Roggensack and, along with one other challenger, faces a primary election on February 19.

“Ed Fallone is the clear choice for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice,” said United Wisconsin Executive Director Lisa Subeck. “Fallone has the experience and integrity necessary to restore civility, balance, and impartiality to Wisconsin’s Supreme Court.”

Fallone has decades of experience in the legal field, with expertise in constitutional, criminal, and corporate law, and a long history of service to the community. His qualifications include:

  • Associate professor of law at Marquette University
  • Over 25 year as a practicing attorney in both Federal and State courts.
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law.
  • Led non-profits organizations working to increase access to the justice system for immigrants and working families.
  • Recipient of the President’s Award, Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee 2010.

Conservative incumbent, Patience Roggensack, has contributed to the dysfunction and high level of partisanship on the current court. She was a key supporter of closing certain Supreme Court proceedings, effectively keeping the court’s decision making process out of the view of the public. Along with her conservative colleagues on the court, Roggensack chose to recuse herself from hearing a case regarding fellow conservative, Justice David Prosser, preventing the hearing from moving forward. Her recusal blocked any possible disciplinary action in the case in which Prosser was accused of choking a fellow Justice.

“Wisconsinites deserve a high-functioning and non-partisan Supreme Court to protect our system of checks and balances,” Subeck added. “Fallone will help restore civility and trust in our state’s highest court. United Wisconsin is proud to endorse Ed Fallone for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice.”

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United Wisconsin is an independent, grassroots organization of citizens restoring the Wisconsin tradition of democracy in action. For more information, visit our website at www.unitedwisconsin.com.

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GearHead February 09, 2013 at 02:17 PM
If I form a non-profit with a high-minded name, start faxing & emailing press releases, do I get to publish such propaganda too? Who'd a thunk it?
morninmist February 09, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Some folks have had enough of the TeaGOP in Wisconsin! http://cognidissidence.blogspot.com/2013/02/escape-from-fitzwalkerstan.html Saturday, February 9, 2013 Escape From Fitzwalkerstan! Did you ever wonder how the unemployment percentage continued to drop even as we kept having more people losing their jobs? Simple. Between the Republicans, led by Scott Walker, trying to ruin the state and Chris Abele trying to turn Milwaukee County into a plutocratic utopia, people have been simply packing up and leaving the state in droves. Will the last one out please turn off the lights?
morninmist February 09, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Good for Russ. rootriversiren Root River Siren: Feingold Endorses Fallone rootriversiren.blogspot.com/2013/02/feingo… #wiunion Friday, February 8, 2013 Feingold Endorses Fallone
Mr Lundt February 09, 2013 at 07:54 PM
I was wondering what was going to wake Rusty up from his nap. We know it was not going to be his concerns over drone killings...because agenda tops character.
red February 09, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Abrahamson is the roaring irritation on the Court. Her reign has been marked by resignations and conflict. Republicans are not the extremists, it is the Blue Fist (fascist symbol) that are at that polarizing leve.
red February 09, 2013 at 08:14 PM
Hey did you see how successful vouchers are? tudents in the Washington, D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program posted graduation rates that were 18 percent above their public school peers. Additionally, students gained 3.1 months of additional learning in reading. Students who participated in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program for four years demonstrated significantly higher learning gains in math (11 percentage points) and reading (six percentage points) than their peers in conventional public schools. In addition, they graduated at a rate that was 18 percent higher than students in conventional public schools. Students who participated in the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program demonstrated a seven percentage point increase in reading scores and a 15 percentage point increase in math scores over their peers in conventional public schools. Low-income students participating in a Florida corporate voucher program are keeping pace with-and in many cases outpacing-all students nationwide (not just low-income children), despite the fact that the scholarships are a third of the c
red February 09, 2013 at 08:22 PM
------Did you ever wonder how the FEDERAL unemployment percentage continued to drop even as we kept having more people losing their jobs? Wisconsin statistics follow Obama's percentages though Walker is doing better.
Keith Best February 09, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Fallone is being bankrolled by "SPECIAL INTERESTS". Progressives PAC is supplying boatloads of money to the Fallone campaign.
Keith Best February 09, 2013 at 08:27 PM
P.S. They're way worse than the Koch Bros.
Avenging Angel February 09, 2013 at 09:34 PM
The leftist can't win at the ballot box, so they are attempting to legislate from the bench. I predict this will turn out much like Prosser's election, i.e. a 53-47 victory for Roggensack.
jbw February 09, 2013 at 10:29 PM
But I thought that judges were removed from partisan politics! Their total impartiality and service to justice must be what causes one political party or the other to throw all of its weight and money behind them. This post is missing its most critical element, though, the statement that "this election is a referendum on the policies of Scott Walker". Why was that statement used so frequenty and prominently by liberals regarding all the previous ballots that ended in a conservative victory, but it does not appear here? Has it become a "kiss of death" to utter on campaign?
Born Free February 10, 2013 at 07:15 AM
Voting fraud 'DISENFRANCHISES' 95% of the people belching racism CHOOSE to be in same color/race relationships (marriage, shacking, friend(s)) yet claim they're not bigot's or racist. Go figure! Man on man sex, boy on boy sex and man on boy sex is all gay sex. Gun's don't murder 3,000 preborn preschooler's DAILY in the U.S.,...progressive Democrat policies do. Unions and liberal lame stream media are independantly the 2 most wealthiest and powerful lobbying groups...not the NRA.
Tansandy February 10, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Yes, we all have had enough! That's why we elected Walker, not once but twice. And the last time by a greater margin. And the voters said who should control our start. And big surprise, we made the huge deficit that Diamond Jim Doyle and his loyal Democrat minion left us. Forward Wisconsin!!!! The only thing left to do is to replace the draft dodger Lehman with someone who won't run and hide when things get difficult.
CowDung February 10, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Exactly. February 6 was the day that they endorsed Fallone. This article was posted on both the 6th and the 8th.
morninmist February 10, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Good for Ed. PolitiScoop ‏@PolitiScoop Fallone Campaign continues to build momentum heading into primary http://www.politiscoop.com/campaign-trail/item/1437-fallone-campaign-continues-to-build-momentum-heading-into-primary.html … #wiunion Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Ed Fallone announced today that Congresswomen Gwen Moore, former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, and former U.S. Congressman Dave Obey have endorsed his campaign for Wisconsin Supreme Court. “It’s an honor to have the support of three leaders who have spent their careers fighting for justice, access, and fairness in government,” said Fallone. “As a Supreme Court Justice I will always stand up to the special interests and ensure that all Wisconsinites have equal access to our justice system." The Fallone campaign will announce additional endorsements in the coming days.
morninmist February 10, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Lets get the good word out for Ed. Melissa Austin ‏@wearewithefilm #wearewi coming to communities all over #WI in March. First stop @cops4labor town. #1u #p2 #wiunion http://fb.me/21Wjt59cP Retweeted by America United
FreeThought Troy February 10, 2013 at 06:46 PM
TeaPublicans can’t win an election without gerrymandering voting districts i.e. rigging the ballot boxes or suppressing the vote.
FreeThought Troy February 10, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Man on man sex is gay sex Man on boy sex is pedophilia Don’t know the terminology of boy on boy sex as internet Google search leads to some very scary websites I don’t want any part of Purposefully lying about definitions of gay sex is plain wrong. You are right. The NRA is no longer the political power house they once were. We should all stop being afraid of them and their out of touch policy positions… Even though I don’t know what the NRA has to do with the WI Supreme Court. Did they endorse someone?
Greg February 10, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Elvis, Segway Boy and Mr. Ed These are slightly better than the last three.
mr.chris a engel February 11, 2013 at 04:10 PM
if you do the right thing you dont have to compromise. why is it so difficult ! Fallone has enough of his playmates in the court allready .lets promote a little alittle balance with different veiws.remember the SCALES that represent balance? KEEP THE COURTS IN BALANCE ! VOTE ROGGENSACK!
mr.chris a engel February 12, 2013 at 02:41 AM
hey all you authours where do yuos come up with all these fairytale names?What are yous hiding from Why dontyou all want anyone to know who you REALLY R?
GearHead February 12, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Why is it that liberal causes can never find a candidate with any experiance? Fallone has never been a judge at anything, so exactly what qualifies him to sit on the high bench? You know, records mean something.
morninmist February 18, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Time for RAG... to get a new job! Vote for Fallone. On Tuesday, hold Pat Roggensack to account host.madison.com/news/opinion/c… #wiunion #wipolitics Tuesday’s primary begins an election process in which Roggensack will be held to account. She’s spending a lot of money from out-of-state donors — especially wealthy critics of public education who hope the court will back so-called “school choice” proposals — in order to win re-election. Her opponents, Marquette University professor Ed Fallone and consumer lawyer Vince Megna, while less well funded, are mounting spirited campaigns. Megna says of the court: “Nothing will change if Justice Roggensack is re-elected.” Fallone makes a somewhat different case, arguing that Roggensack is part of a deeper dysfunction — that the real problem is an abandonment of the court’s historic commitment to independent and nonpartisan judicial review. The Capital Times has endorsed Fallone because he has focused on healing the court by renewing its commitment to respect the Constitution and the rule of law and avoiding the sort of blatant judicial activism that was on display when Roggensack and her allies rejected open meetings rules in order to advance Gov. Walker’s agenda. Fallone is also an enthusiastic proponent of getting big money out of judicial elections, with campaign finance reforms such as the Impartial Justice Act..... ..
Greg February 18, 2013 at 07:18 PM
RAG? Fallone is a puppet for the big union special interests.
morninmist February 18, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Her you go Greg Have a good laugh. It is good for you! @Progress2day Pro-mining teabagger advocate has chat with a tree jsonline.com/blogs/news/188… #wiunion #wipolitics
mr.chris a engel February 19, 2013 at 01:50 AM
when Roggensach win reelection just think what the Phamacutical stocks are going to do.WEEEEEEEEEEE
skinnyDUDE February 19, 2013 at 02:34 AM
Ed Fallone is a clown.
Carbon Bigfuut February 19, 2013 at 03:18 AM
MM, would you like to try that again in english...or sober?
Keith Schmitz March 31, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Greg, we all know what hand is up your back.
a quiet conservative April 04, 2013 at 06:42 PM
So when is the next BBQ...Didn't United Wisconsin do one on the Northside of Milwaukee?

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