A Partisan Supreme Court
(AP) A candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court who has already declared he is a Democrat is now calling on other candidates in the race, including a sitting justice, to state their political ideology. Milwaukee lemon law attorney Vince Megna issued the call on Wednesday, saying it is the only way for a fair and truthful election.
Races for the Supreme Court are officially nonpartisan, with candidates not affiliated on the ballot with any particular political party. However, in recent years conservatives and Republicans have tended to back one candidate while Democrats and liberals have lined up with another.
Megna is running against incumbent Justice Patience Roggensack, who has hired a former executive director of the state Republican Party to run her campaign. Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone is also running.
Here Comes Your White Christmas
(AP) Forecasters say Tuesday's snowfall which caused numerous crashes and spinouts on Wisconsin roadways was only a small taste of what is about to hit the Badger State.
Tremplo Co Heroin Suspect Faces Similar Charges In Lax
Todd Wittenberg had a court date for Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30...
And Wittenberg did make it to court at 1:30...but not in the county where he was supposed to be. The 50-year-old Holmen resident was in La Crosse County court, suspected of heroin possession. At that hour, Wittenberg was scheduled to reach a plea agreement on heroin charges in Trempealeau County. He was one of five people arrested last July during drug raids in the Galesville area.
Montee Ball Attackers In Court
(AP) Two of the three men accused of attacking Wisconsin running back Montee Ball are scheduled for plea and sentencing hearings. Twenty-one-year-old Wendell J. Venerable and 22-year-old Robert A. Wilks are both due in court Wednesday afternoon. Each faces a single count of battery. The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Medinger Ending Campaign For Mayor
Former La Crosse Mayor John Medinger is ending his campaign to return to his old job. Medinger just announced his campaign less than two weeks ago, at the urging of backers. He says he's getting out of the race early enough to allow other people to file as candidates before the January 2nd deadline.