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The judicial race to seat Wisconsin’s next Supreme Court justice is one of the most important elections that will occur in 2018. The courts are critical to the protection of civil liberties, civil rights, and the rule of law. In recent years, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has issued rulings on many core civil liberties issues, including discriminatory voter ID restrictions. That’s why we’re making sure everyone in Wisconsin is ready to vote on election day April 3, 2018.

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    Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates Scorecard

    Issues Rebecca Dallet Michael Screnock
    LGBT Rights
    • In response to the ACLU: “I’ve often told the story that the best day I had on the bench was to come in one day and finally be able to marry loving couples regardless of their sexual orientation and identity... I do think that the Constitution requires courts to step in when people are discriminated against due to their status or identity.”
    • Did not respond to ACLU questionnaire
    Voting Rights
    • In response to the ACLU: “I am very concerned about the suppressive effect” of Voter ID laws.
    • Did not respond to ACLU questionnaire
    • Helped design the current partisan gerrymandered election districts in Wisconsin
    Criminal Justice Reform
    • In response to the ACLU: “There is clearly a problem with mass incarceration and the racial bias that permeates the system. Wisconsin should especially be ashamed that we incarcerate African-Americans at a vastly higher rate than other racial groups.”
    • Did not respond to ACLU questionnaire, but has previously expressed support for alternatives to incarceration: “Society thought that these people needed to be punished and prison was the default mechanism. But, of course, we were finding this was not helping them.”
    Reproductive Freedom
    • Pro-choice
    • In response to the ACLU: “Restrictions proposed and passed by legislatures today regarding abortion care should be seen as ‘legally suspect’...”
    • Anti-choice
    • Did not respond to ACLU questionnaire. Was arrested twice in 1980s protesting against an abortion clinic and has said it is “not something I’ve ever regretted doing.”
    Responses to ACLU Questionnaire
    • Did not respond

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates

    Rebecca Dallet
    LGBT Rights
    • In response to the ACLU: “I’ve often told the story that the best day I had on the bench was to come in one day and finally be able to marry loving couples regardless of their sexual orientation and identity... I do think that the Constitution requires courts to step in when people are discriminated against due to their status or identity.”
    Voting Rights
    • In response to the ACLU: “I am very concerned about the suppressive effect” of Voter ID laws.
    Criminal Justice Reform
    • In response to the ACLU: “There is clearly a problem with mass incarceration and the racial bias that permeates the system. Wisconsin should especially be ashamed that we incarcerate African-Americans at a vastly higher rate than other racial groups.”
    Reproductive Freedom
    • Pro-choice
    • In response to the ACLU: “Restrictions proposed and passed by legislatures today regarding abortion care should be seen as ‘legally suspect’...”
    Responses to ACLU Questionnaire
    Michael Screnock
    LGBT Rights
    • Did not respond to ACLU questionnaire
    Voting Rights
    • Did not respond to ACLU questionnaire
    • Helped design the current partisan gerrymandered election districts in Wisconsin
    Criminal Justice Reform
    • Did not respond to ACLU questionnaire, but has previously expressed support for alternatives to incarceration: “Society thought that these people needed to be punished and prison was the default mechanism. But, of course, we were finding this was not helping them.”
    Reproductive Freedom
    • Anti-choice
    • Did not respond to ACLU questionnaire. Was arrested twice in 1980s protesting against an abortion clinic and has said it is “not something I’ve ever regretted doing.”
    Responses to ACLU Questionnaire
    • Did not respond