CONTACT: Julaine Appling, Director
Madison, WI – Today Wisconsin Family Action PAC (WFA PAC) announced it has endorsed Judge Michael Screnock for the open seat on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court.
“Judge Screnock’s very public statements supporting the truth that courts should interpret law not make law have set him apart from his challengers in the upcoming primary election. WFA PAC strongly believes we need judges who get this and adjudicate accordingly. The rule of law is not just a nice-sounding phrase, but is a pillar of our form of government. Part of the rule of law is respecting the unique role of each branch of our government. Judge Screnock obviously understands that,” said WFA PAC Director Julaine Appling.
Judge Screnock is on the ballot with two other candidates, both of whom have made no secret of their liberal beliefs and associations.
“Different groups have asked the candidates which US Supreme Court justice and which Wisconsin Supreme Court justice they admire. Even in this we see a stark difference between Judge Screnock and the other two. When a judicial candidate says he admires the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jon Wilcox, we’re excited. Scalia was an unapologetic Constitutional conservative, as was Wilcox. In fact, in 2005, in a dissenting opinion, Justice Wilcox wrote, ‘…[I]f a constitution is to mean anything, its principles must not be subject to change based on the prevailing winds of the time.’ Judge Screnock has chosen prudently when it comes to jurists he admires. We believe even these insights into his thinking bode well for him as a member of our state’s highest court,” continued Appling.
The Spring Nonpartisan Primary Election is Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The top two vote-getters will move on to the Spring General Election on Tuesday, April 3.
“We are proud to endorse Judge Screnock. We believe he is exactly the kind of person we need on the Supreme Court. His background and family life, community involvement, legal experience, and judicial philosophy all align with what we are looking for in a judicial candidate. We wish him all the best as he campaigns. We urge Wisconsin voters to support Judge Screnock,” concluded Appling.