Wisconsin Justice Initiative: Special court status for Foxconn a dangerous precedent

CONTACT: Gretchen Schuldt, WJI executive director: 414-331-0724; gretchen@wjiinc.org

Wisconsin Justice Initiative Executive Director Gretchen Schuldt released the following statement on the Joint Finance Committee’s proposal to allow Foxconn-related litigation to skip the Court of Appeals go directly to the State Supreme Court:

“Joint Finance’s action would basically gut one of the basic tenets of democracy: that everyone is equal before the law. This proposal carves out special consideration for Foxconn Technology Group that is fundamentally un-American and a clear violation of the separation of powers. The proposal is a dangerous precedent that opens the door for politicians to create special court privileges for other favored industries, companies, and individuals.”

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