The stakes are high again for Republicans and their allies this year, with a challenge to Wisconsin’s gerrymandered maps, which have locked in disproportionate Republican control of the state Legislature for more than a decade.
After a long, bitter, and record-breakingly expensive state Supreme Court race, Protasiewicz takes her seat this week, tilting the bench on the state’s highest court to the left for the first time in 15 years.
The conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 29, 2023, outlawed affirmative action programs that were designed to correct centuries of racist disenfranchisement in higher education.
There’s been widespread reaction to yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to restrict affirmative action in college admissions. Wisconsin institutions, along with national civil rights voices, are still assessing the outcome.
As Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz took the stage at her election victory party Tuesday night, the three current members of the liberal minority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court watched from off stage, arm-in-arm, as they took in the moment they became a majority.
Less than a year ago, Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion law went back into effect after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Everyone knows that money and politics have overrun Wisconsin’s nominally nonpartisan election for the state Supreme Court — now the most expensive in U.S. history.
Currently, the state’s highest court is made up of 4 conservatives and 3 liberals, but with conservative Justice Patience Roggensack retiring, the majority of the court is up for grabs.
Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz raised more money in the most recent campaign finance reporting period than her three opponents combined.