State Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is running for re-election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
She is currently running ads that tout that 62 of Wisconsin's County Sheriffs have endorsed her for re-election.
Again, law enforcement officials are endorsing Roggensack for re-election — and she is proud of that.
I for one do NOT want a Supreme Court Justice to beholden to law enforcement officials, or to pander to them to get re-elected.
When a citizen is charged with a crime, that citizen is entitled to be tried by his or her peers, and to have an impartial judiciary ensuring a fair trial.
And if that citizen is convicted and has an appeal that goes to the Supreme Court, again, that citizen is entitled to an impartial judiciary.
In my opinion, Roggensack is selling out her impartiality to law enforcement in order to be re-elected.
Why would we want our judiciary to sell out to law enforcement, Wisconsin is not some Banana Republic or third world country that is run as a police state, and I think virtually all Wisconsin citizens prefer having checks and balances between law enforcement and the judiciary.
Justice Roggensack — I think you should RECUSE yourself from this election as you are unable to recognize a conflict of interest.