- About Us
- Take Action
- Make a Donation
“A mess from Texas”
Big judicial cases are not on most Wisconsinite's minds. Ask folks up here about "tort reform" and they'd wonder why you are badmouthing their aunt's dessert recipe. We don't see candidates for the bench pressing flesh or kissing babies at the county fair. It's supposed to be that way. The seven Wisconsin Supreme Court justices are elected once every 10 years in non-partisan April elections, insulated a bit from the changing winds of the day.
Why, then does Texas Republican Congressman Dick Armey want to change this?
According to a recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Mr. Armey's flag-waving special interest group FreedomWorks has a problem with Justice Partick Crooks' decisions on "tort reform and product liability cases." Crooks appears to have "angered business interests," a crime that has FreedomWorks vowing to drop $2 million on defeating Crooks in the next election.
Cameron Sholty, head of FreedomWorks' Wisconsin chapter, claimed in the article that Crooks had made "egregious rulings."
Does Crooks deserve to be overthrown by right-wing interests? My sense is that people in these parts don't care for strangers coming in and fiddling with our elections. And we certainly don't need FreedomWorks' cash tainting our politics.