Feb 20, 2013

Rule of Law v. GOP Corruption

Rule of law v. corruption. An easy choice for the 20 (maybe 30ish)-some percent of the electorate who will vote on April 2.

Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone faces Wisconsin state Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack in the April 2 general election.

This is a race where the sitting Justice Roggensack is a corrupt partisan, and should be described as such by Prof. Fallone, a thoughtful academic and jurist.

Roggensack already has rightwing money from Wisconsin Club for Growth hitting the air waves, and state and county GOP officials are kicking in.

Fallone will be outspent by Roggensack.

Fallone should tell the truth in this race—if for no other reason than truth in politics is needed in democracies—that Roggensack is a corrupt partisan.

Fact is Fallone cannot afford not to tell this truth, so he ought to sing it out loudly.

Wisconsin needs Fallone to tell the truth; because voters won't get the truth on this race from broadcast media, Gannett Co. Inc.'s 13 newspapers or the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Wisconsin State Journal.

As we have noted here before, Fallone should also educate the public about what the state's top appellate court does. Few voters know.

And he needs to make fidelity to "the absence of bias or prejudice in favor of, or against, particular parties, or classes of parties, as well as maintaining an open mind in considering issues that may come before the judge," the basis upon which Fallone is running for Supreme Court justice, as the Wisconsin's Code of Judicial Conduct mandates.

The Republican Party wants the Wisconsin Supreme Court as a partisan instrument, packed with partisans as Scott Walker has accomplished with the Wisconsin Judicial Commission that had the audacity to police a Republican justice's ethics.

Rule of law v. corruption. An easy choice for the 20 (maybe 30ish)-some percent of the electorate who will vote on April 2.

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