MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate once had a provocative blog in which he opined on hot-button issues including homosexuality and abortion.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Thursday that the state appeals court Judge Brian Hagedorn began the blog in 2005 when he was a law-school student.
He commented that year on a landmark gay-rights ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down an anti-sodomy law, saying it could lead to the legalization of sex with animals. Hagedorn also wrote about “why I hate Planned Parenthood” and called it a “wicked organization.”
Hagedorn is running against the liberal-backed appeals court Chief Judge Lisa Neubauer in the April election. The winner will replace the liberal Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
Hagedorn’s campaign adviser Stephan Thompson says the judge’s personal views would not affect his actions on the court. Neubauer’s campaign manager Tyler Hendricks criticized what he calls Hagedorn’s “personal, extreme and radical agenda.”