Bill Kaplan: Restore nonpartisan Wisconsin Supreme Court

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Big business campaign contributions, including millions of dollars from the ultra-conservative Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), helped transform “the Wisconsin Supreme Court from a congenial, moderately liberal institution into a severely divided conservative stronghold. More to the point, the (Supreme Court) elections have reduced it from one of the nation’s most respected state tribunals into a disgraceful mess” (New Yorker). The WMC wants to keep it th...

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