LETTER: Vote Fallone for Supreme CourtTo the Telegram: Marquette Law Professor Ed Fallone is challenging incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
To the Telegram:
Marquette Law Professor Ed Fallone is challenging incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
If elected, Fallone pledges to overturn the “Roggensack Rule,” which allows parties with cases pending before the court to make campaign contributions to Justices, a practice many call legalized bribery.
Fallone believes overturning this rule is key to restoring integrity to the court. He wants to ensure the court is not biased toward special interests. He wants to change court rules to make administrative meetings open and transparent.
Fallone says he will be the kind of Justice that has the courage to be independent in the face of political pressure and rule according to the law.
Fallone’s credentials: practiced business and corporate law for more than 25 years; expert in white-collar crime, securities law, constitutional law and administrative law; law professor teaching practical skills and ethics; expert witness in cases where shareholders have a dispute with corporations.
In the community, Fallone organized a service that helps families get access to legal counsel they could not otherwise afford; worked in a program to keep kids in school, off the streets and out of gangs; and with his wife, Heidi, founded an advocacy and education group dedicated to the promotion of life-saving medical research.
During a joint interview of the two candidates on Wisconsin Public Television’s “Here and Now” on March 8 Fallone said Justice Roggensack’s actions in the aftermath of a physical altercation where Justice David Prosser put his hands on the neck of Justice Ann Walsh Bradley — specifically, Roggensack’s recusal of herself in Justice Prosser’s judicial ethics disciplinary process — has exacerbated problems in the court. View the interview at wisconsinvote.org under “archive.”
Fallone has not had the advantage of running TV ads in this campaign to achieve name recognition with the public. An outside group, the conservative Club for Growth, spent an estimated $300,000 in the primary in support of Roggensack. Learn more about Fallone at falloneforjustice.com. The more you learn, you will want to vote for Ed Fallone for Supreme Court on April 2.