Wisconsin votes out liberal Supreme Court judge – there is hope in Cheeseland

By tankertodd 


There’s some gouda news coming out of Wisconsin (ok no more cheese jokes).

The Wall Street Journal tells us about Governor Doyle’s appointee who got sacked by the electorate.

Hurrah for accountable judges.

You can read the full article, but apparently this judge was interested in novel concepts like “risk contribution” payouts for defendants. Nice. But the real treat for you is the winning judge, Michael Gableman. Read his original announcement to seek office on his website. This is a judge we can all love (great quotes below):

I am not running to become a lawmaker. Lawmaking should be left to the legislative and executive branches. I believe that justice comes from administering the law with an understanding that its source is the consent of the governed, not one’s one personal ideology.

I love hearing a judge say this. I love it more when they have to address themselves to the electorate at all, and not to some Star Chamber of Bar officials and government leaders. Here’s another:

I am not a partisan ideologue, and I’m not a politician. I’m a judge who believes in the importance of an independent judiciary, beholden not to one party or one political leader, but to the law itself.

I don’t know if the sacked judge did anything specific to get sacked, but if Wisconsin can lean conservative to return their court to normalcy, then there’s hope for our party and for the Supreme Court. Clearly Wisconsin is Cheddar off without Judge Louis Butler. (sorry)

don’t try to tell this conservative that our country is going left…I just do not believe it….and getting rid of a loony tune leftist judge in WI is just the proof I needed.

Freedom of Religion not Freedom from Religion

…a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right…

—Thomas Paine—

The best part? by Dan McLaughlin
Packing the SCOWIS was the reason why Kohl & Feingold pushed former Justice Diane Sykes for the federal appellate bench. Now, if there was a SCOTUS opening tomorrow, she would probably be the nominee, and the two of them would be stuck explaining away their prior enthusiastic support. And this is the return they get on that investment.

Lesson: never trade life tenure for anything.

“No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong.” – Winston Churchill


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