Updated Feb. 12, 2020 to include link to Daniel Kelly's "Walker's judges" profile.
State Supreme Court candidate Jill Karofsky said she wants to defend the rights of all Wisconsin residents against right-wing efforts to roll them back; candidate Ed Fallone said he wants to bring a different type of experience and background to the Court, and incumbent Justice Daniel Kelly said nothing at all.
Fallone has been a law professor at Marquette University Law School since 1997. He has worked in private practice and has served in numerous community organizations. He received his law degree from Boston University and has served in different capacities in numerous community organizations. His full resume is here.
Karofsky has been a Dane County Circuit Court since 2017. Before that, she served as executive director of the State Department of Justice's Office of Crime Victim Services. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She also has extensive community involvement. Her full resume is here.
The challengers will face off against Kelly in the Feb. 18 primary, and the top two vote getters will advance to the April 7 general election.
WJI asked each of the three candidates to answer a series of questions. Karofsky and Fallone responded; Kelly, appointed to his seat in 2016 by former Gov. Scott Walker, did not.
(WJI, though, on Feb. 12 posted information about Kelly in our "Walker's judges" series, which is based on candidates' judicial job applications. Kelly's profile is here.)
The questionnaire was patterned after job applications used by Gov. Tony Evers and Walker when they are considering judicial appointments.
The answers here are as the candidates submitted them.
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