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)