This week, Republican-backed judge Dan Kelly and Democrat-backed judge Janet Protasiewicz won the top spots in Tuesday’s statewide primary and will soon face each other in the April 4th general election. The stakes are high, and it’s going to come in handy to know very assuredly where the candidates stand on abortion rights, gerrymandering and whether our elections are valid. In many ways the vote for the high court is the most important of all. Luckily, our guest on this week’s Friday 8 O’Clock Buzz knows the job first hand. Appointed by Governor Tommy Thompson, Janine Geske served on the State Supreme Court in 1993, won election in 1994 and served until 1998. On this episode, she joins host Andy Moore to talk about what’s at stake in the upcoming election and how being a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice has changed since her tenure.
Janine Geske is a former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at Marquette University. The general election day is Tuesday, April 4. For more election information, visit myvote.wi.gov/
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