MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful JoAnne Kloppenburg says Justice Rebecca Bradley’s resume is thin and she owes her judicial career to political connections.
Kloppenburg made the remarks Tuesday during a Dane County Bar Association debate in Madison. She said that Gov. Scott Walker has appointed Bradley to all of her judicial positions, suggesting that Bradley will bring a partisan viewpoint to the high court.
Bradley countered that she applies the law objectively and she’s made difficult decisions from the bench that affect people’s lives forever. She said that’s something Kloppenburg, a former assistant attorney general and now an appellate judge, has never faced.
Bradley warned that Kloppenburg’s philosophy that the law offers a chance for a more equal society gives her an opening to inject her beliefs into her decisions.