In about three weeks, Wisconsin will have yet another important election regarding the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The incumbent is Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. Bradley has a reputation of enforcing the Constitution and making decisions based on the law and on what is just. She feels so strongly about this that a Supreme Corporate Injustice, David Prosser, physically assaulted Bradley and tried to choke her when she would not bow down to the corporate special interests that Prosser is beholden to.
Her opponent is James Daley, a circuit court judge who has decided to run a fully corporate politics campaign.
In an interview on Sunday morning, Daley came out saying that he was fully in support of the corporate agenda that the state Republicans, led by Scott Walker, are forcing on the state:
State Supreme Court candidate James Daley is voicing a campaign theme that sounds like it might come from someone running for office in another branch of government.
That is, advocating for certain policies.
The Rock County circuit judge, who faces Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in the April 7 election, said on the "Upfront with Mike Gousha" show broacast Sunday:
"Her decisions have consistently been against common-sense reforms such as Act 10, which saved billions to the taxpayers of this state, and also her voter ID decision, which is a common-sense reform, a reform which most states have already made, and without it would leave the electoral system wide open for fraud and abuse."
Instead of focusing on the legal and constitutional concerns, Daley is all about the political aspect of it. That would also explain why he has already gotten $7,000 of in-kind contributions form the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
Daley has also gone on the record that he is quite comfortable receiving all the dark money from special interest groups, just as the four Supreme Corporate Injustices and sees no reason for these injustices to recuse themselves in cases involving their donors. This stance goes against United Supreme Court rulings, but hey, in Wisconsin, laws are optional for the corporate Republicans.
If Daley thinks that he will have it easy going with all of the backing of the Republicans and special interests, he is mistaken. Mark Belling, a Milwaukee-based right wing radio squawker, has come out ripping into Daley, saying that he is too soft on crime. However, the truth is that Daley is running a rather lackluster campaign and is not drawing a lot of enthusiasm from even the most swamp fever infected right wingers.
Wisconsin has a clear choice between a Supreme Court Justice and a supreme corporate injustice. Hopefully, the recent spat of overreaching by the Republicans will stimulate a better than usual turnout in this election and prevent the further erosion of the state.