Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 17/Milwaukee: Judicial Campaigns, Money and the Future of Justice #MCLE

The Wisconsin Supreme Court, a non-partisan court, has recently seen persistent partisan divide.  Additionally, Supreme Court campaigns nationwide continue to be inundated with big money contributions, with nearly $28 million spent on television ads alone in 2012.  The increasing role of campaign contributions in judicial races poses unique challenges to maintaining an independent and impartial judiciary, and the public's trust in our system of justice.
The ACS Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter invites two panelists, The Honorable Ann Walsh Bradley and Mike McCabe, to share their insight and perspectives on our growing crisis in state courts.  Come learn about the pressures and influences facing judges, how they strive to remain objective despite them and steps to take to solve this problem properly.  Dr. Greg Rabidoux, Director of the American Constitution Society’s State Courts Project, will moderate this discussion.
Title:
Judicial Campaigns, Money and the Future of Justice
When/Where: 
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:00pm
InterContinental Milwaukee
139 E. Kilbourn Avenue Salon A
Milwaukee, WI
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Speakers:
  • The Honorable Ann Walsh Bradley, Associate Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Mike McCabe, Executive Director, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
  • Moderator: Dr. Greg Rabidoux, Director, State Courts Project, American Constitution Society
By:
The Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society presents:
Credit:
1.0 hours CLE credit pending
More:
http://www.acslaw.org/MILStateCourts