Conservatives Win Winsconsin Supreme Court Election

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  1. JamesRussler

    JamesRussler You can call me Jimmy

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    Liberal activist groups spent big (as usual) to secure a seat on Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court. But then the election happened and they lost.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/wisconsin-supreme-court-elections-win-for-conservatives/

    What does this mean? Those goddamn cheeseheads! Can’t you do anything right? But yeah that’s what happened.

    Discuss
     
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  2. Teppodama

    Teppodama Red Belt

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    Don't worry, I'm sure someone will be along shortly to provide a nice conspiracy theory on how they won. Or, people are just getting tired of Liberal agendas stinking up the judicial system.
     
  3. andnowweknow

    andnowweknow The Giant On Whose Shoulders You Stand

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    Wisconsin is flat, thus part of the flat earth. Take that conspiracy to the bank.
     
  4. Higus

    Higus Silver Belt

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    Pardon my civic ignorance, but is it normal for states to have elections for state supreme court seats?
     
  5. Trotsky

    Trotsky Gold Belt

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    Having been Chief Legal Counsel for Scott Walker, probably the single most corrupt politician in the country, should have been disqualifying. Walker then appointing him to the Court of Appeals was pretty shameless nepotism. I'd also point to the shameless and indefensible levels of voter suppression efforts that Walker pinched off on his state before running off to become a full-time cum dumpster for billionaires.

    I'd be pretty disappointed if I were from Wisconsin, though. Neubauer went to a better school, had three times the length of experience in the state judiciary, and genuinely seems to be a brighter and more genuine candidate. But, you win some, you lose some.

    Sadly, yes.
     
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    Limit Smasher Brown Belt

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    Should be some entertaining butthurt to see among the twitter activist celeb scene.
     
  7. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Court isn't really biased or anything, they shot down the bullshit lame duck moves by the repubs in WI congress. Conservative judge winning this is a good thing.

    Also shows how shit of a candidate Scott Walker was this last go round that the overall attitude of WI is conservative (Trump, SC vote) and they voted his ass out rather handily
     
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  8. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    32 states do. It's actually less normal for other states to do like the federal government does and have the executive branch nominate them

    https://ballotpedia.org/State_supreme_court_elections,_2018

    Also @Trotsky

    And thirdly, why the resistance to state votings in court justices? It doesn't seem anymore at risk of abuse than the gov appointing then. Particularly in hard red or hard blue states where any same party nominee will get nodded along by state legislature, it gives people a voice and direct voice.
     
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    SammyPops Gold Belt

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    The courts protect the status quo.
     
  10. Sketch

    Sketch ?.?.?.?.?.?

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    Nobody cares. It's 2019, get with the program.
     
  11. georges snipierre

    georges snipierre not impress by your postformance

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    Hopefully you get some top quality new laws put in place that help protect your right to be lorded over!
     
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    I can't answer for Trotsky, but in general I find elections as a way to select law enforcement/judiciary experts as potentially problematic. Basically, the nominee that can get the most campaign money is going to win most of the time, so the main criteria for a judge will be their ability to fundraise rather than their knowledge and application of the law. I don't know how you get an impartial system like that, but I'll admit that there are issues with having them unaccountable to the electorate as well.
     
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  13. JamesRussler

    JamesRussler You can call me Jimmy

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    If the candidates are attorneys under their state rules, I have no problem with them being on the court. I trust that the public will choose the best jurist with the most sound judicial temperament. Since so many legal issues are politicized, there must be some level of democratic accountability. IMO, there isn’t nearly enough.
     
  14. Dirt Road Soldier

    Dirt Road Soldier Salt the flesh! Fuck the wound!

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    How on the earth to the liberals outspend the opponent by such an insane margin, and still manage to lose?
     
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    I dont trust the public to make the right choice..... but I also dont have a better idea.
     
  16. Rex is Puerto Rican.

    Rex is Puerto Rican. I'll kill you! I'll kill all of you!

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    Those pesky Russians at it again!
     
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    The average voter knows fuck-all about the law, and even less about campaign financing.
     
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    Because no amount of money makes a shitty idea or person less so...
     
  19. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    I'm sure they have a highly vested interest in the Wisc SC. I think they tried to fix the dig catcher runoff in my hometown last year!
     
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    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    What is this faith based on?
     
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