MILWAUKEE, WIS. (February 22, 2018) – WISN 12 will be hosting a live debate involving the candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court on March 2, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in partnership with Marquette University Law School. Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette University Law School, WISN 12 News political analyst and host of UPFRONT, will be moderating the debate between Rebecca Dallet, a Milwaukee County Circuit judge, and Michael Screnock, a Sauk County Circuit judge, through a live broadcast on WISN 12 and a live stream on wisn.com and the 12 News Mobile App.
“This is a significant election affecting every person across the state,” says Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12. “Making sure our viewers are informed about the candidates in this race is critical. It’s a responsibility that we take very seriously,” adds Wade.
During the debate, Dallet and Screnock will discuss a multitude of pressing issues including judicial philosophies, professional experience, views, and heightened partisanship in an officially non-partisan race. The general election for Wisconsin Supreme Court takes place one month after the debate on April 3, 2018, filling an open court seat following the conclusion of a 10-year term by Justice Michael Gableman, who did not seek re-election. The debate will be held at Eckstein Hall, the home of Marquette University Law School.
“We are happy to be partnering with Marquette University Law School on presenting yet another important debate, moderated by WISN 12’s own Mike Gousha,” states Ben Hart, news director of WISN 12.
Due to limited space, the event will be ticketed and all seats for members of the public have been reserved. News coverage of the debate and/or access to a pool feed requires media credentials. Journalists must contact Christopher Jenkins at Marquette University, firstname.lastname@example.org regarding credentials. All media must be on the credential list for access to the building that evening. Parking for live trucks must also be arranged in advance.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court debate can also be seen across Wisconsin on the UPFRONT network stations including WBAY, WKOW, WAOW, WQOW and WXOW (check your local listings).
About ‘UPFRONT with Mike Gousha’
Mike Gousha is a veteran journalist, WISN 12 News political analyst, host of the award-winning weekly news show ‘UPFRONT with Mike Gousha,’ and serves as Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette University Law School. ‘UPFRONT with Mike Gousha’ airs weekly on WISN 12 Sundays at 9:00 a.m., with a second airing Sunday nights at 11:00 p.m. UPFRONT is produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com.
About WISN 12 and Hearst Television
WISN 12, the ABC station in Milwaukee, is owned by Hearst Television Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. Hearst Television owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst. The Company’s Web address is www.hearsttelevision.com.