–submitted by Larry Larrabee
The Candidate Forum for the Wisconsin Supreme Court featured only former Justice Dan Kelly as his opponent, Judge Janet Protasiewicz, declined our offer to participate. After his opening remarks, Dan Kelly addressed questions about the role precedence should play in court decisions as well as its role in redistricting and gun control. How Supreme Court justices should be elected and determining what is “original” when interpreting the Constitution were also addressed.
Most of former Justice Kelly’s remarks emphasized the differences between what was in the purview of the Legislature vs. that of the Supreme Court and the importance of these responsibilities being separate from each other.
Our thanks to Wisconsin Eye for videotaping our guest speaker, and, if you missed our meeting this week, you can watch it here: https://wiseye.org/2023/03/29/rotary-club-of-madison-wi-supreme-court-candidate-justice-dan-kelly/.