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.