Besides the referendum on whether the Supreme Court Chief Justice should be privatized, Wisconsin also has an election for Supreme Court Justice on Tuesday.
The incumbent is Ann Walsh Bradley, who has repeatedly shown herself to be a fair and impartial justice. So much so that she had been physically accosted by David Prosser, a corporate-controlled injustice, who put Bradley in a choke hold because she would rather uphold the constitution rather than follow corporate orders.
Her opponent is James Daley, the corporate candidate. Daley is a circuit court judge from Rock County who is, well, not very good. He is such a poor judge that one of his radio ads is complaining that Walsh Bradley voted to overturn one of his rulings because he didn't do it correctly, a fact he admits in the ad.
Daley has also come out to say that his decisions would be based on a corporate/political basis rather than on the constitution and the law. That would explain why he has received thousands of dollars of in-kind contributions from the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
However, it is not Daley's incompetence and hyper-partisanship that will keep him off the Supreme Court.
There are three reasons why Daley won't be elected on Tuesday.
The first reason is that he is not receiving the big corporate dark money that other corporate candidates received. The dark money special interest groups have decided that to invest in their efforts to privatize the chief justice rather than increase their majority on the Supreme Court. This is not surprising since it is hard to unseat an incumbent and Daley, as noted above, is not a good candidate.
The second reason is that not even the radio squawkers like Mark Belling are supporting Daley. Without their backing, the low information voters won't be coming out in droves to support Daley.
But it is the third reason that is the real nail in the coffin for Daley's campaign. He is one of the judges that authorized the John Doe investigation into Scott Walker and his illegal collaboration with the dark money special interest groups:
One of the most startling things about the Supreme Court contest between Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and challenger James P. Daley, the chief judge in Rock County, is that neither would play a role in a deciding the most watched case pending before the high court: the secret John Doe probe into whether special interest groups illegally coordinated with the campaigns of Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators.
But the reasons each gives for not participating runs counter to expectations. Bradley, who is called a “liberal activist” by her opponent, says she can’t hear the case — which would determine whether the John Doe investigation can continue — because her son is a lawyer working for a law firm that represents the conservatives; Daley, whose campaign is funded in part by a donation from the Republican Party, is among the “liberal” defendants trying to pursue the investigation.
“I can’t participate in that because I am a defendant,” Daley says in a phone interview with Isthmus, declining to comment further. He notes a secrecy order prevents him from discussing whether he has had a change of heart or whether he still believes that Walker’s campaign might have violated election laws and that the investigation should proceed.
Let me repeat that.
Daley was one of the judges that authorized the John Doe investigation into Walker and his collaboration with the dark money special interest groups. That's the equivalence of treason to the right wing sheeples.
The only thing that could possibly be worse in the eyes of Wisconsin conservatives is if he signed the recall petition as well, which as brought on death threats for some people who have.
Whether Daley loses for the right or wrong reasons doesn't matter, as long as he loses. I urge all of my fellow Wisconsinites to join me in voting for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley on Tuesday, to make sure that happens.