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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Thursday, 14 April 2022 20:58

vote-denied-wdcWisconsin Supreme Court hearing on drop boxes Wednesday featured arrogant attitude and shoddy arguments of rightwing Institute for Law and Liberty.


MADISON - Yesterday morning, I watched the hearing at the Wisconsin Supreme Court on drop boxes and the issue of getting assistance in the delivery of your absentee ballot, which is crucial for many persons with physical disabilities.

What struck me, above all, was the arrogant attitude and shoddy arguments of Rick Esenberg, the president of the rightwing Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. Here’s what I wrote:

Rick Esenberg’s Callousness Toward Persons with Disabilities

On the subject of courts, two outside groups helped Judge Maria Lazar win a spot on an appellate court here in Wisconsin. One of those groups is linked to billionaire rightwing donor Richard Uihlein and spent $250,000 on her behalf. The other group is linked to Eric O’Keefe, who used to run Wisconsin Club for Growth. The new group spent $175,000 for Lazar. They’re buying our courts, as we reported here:

Rightwing-backed Judge Wins State Court of Appeals Seat

The only good news I have to report is that last Friday, Gov. Tony Evers got out his veto pen and vetoed dozens of Republican bills, including several that would have interfered with our freedom to vote, as you’ll see here:

Evers Saves the Day on Anti-Voting Bills

Actually, there is more good news. The sun has been mostly out today--in and out!

I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend.


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Matt Rothschild
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