Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives event with attorney Katherine Polich & Wisconsin Democracy Campaign founder Mike McCabe, 7 pm, 3/19, Mount Horeb Community Center. 608-845-7312
Wisconsin Supreme Court Forum in Mt. Horeb
March 19,2015, 7 pm
Mt. Horeb Community (Senior) Center
Contact: Tim White, 608-845-7312 for further information.
On April 7, 2015, an important election for Wisconsin's Supreme Court will be held. Many who will be participating in the election have little information about what the Court does and does not do. Questions that arise are: What is the Purpose of Wisconsin's Highest Court? Why Do We Elect and Not Appoint Judges? How Are Judicial Election Campaigns Funded?
These questions, and more, will be answered at a special Mount Horeb judicial forum at 7 p.m. on March 19, 2015, at the Mount Horeb Community (Senior) Center, located at 107 N. Grove Street in Mt. Horeb. The event is sponsored by the Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives and is free and open to the public. All are invited to attend.
Katherine C. Polich is an attorney at Clifford & Raihala, S.C., in Madison, Wisconsin, specializing in civil litigation and appellate law. Katherine will speak on the role and scope of Wisconsin's Supreme Court. She will discuss the history and composition of the Court, the impact of key cases on Wisconsin's citizens, and pending legislation affecting the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Mike McCabe, Founder and former Executive Director of the political watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, will discuss how money has changed judicial elections in Wisconsin. He will detail the cost and the effects big donor campaign financing has had, and he will discuss opportunities to reform the system.
Together, these speakers will give attendees at this forum a better understanding of our judicial branch and how we elect our judges.