Election reform done, a key loophole remains
On Nov. 5 an amazing thing happened. Both houses of the state Legislature took a stand for a nonpartisan, independent Supreme Court by passing the Impartial Justice bill.
Soon it became the Impartial Justice Act as the governor signed it into law, establishing full public financing of state Supreme Court elections.
This is the most significant campaign reform in Wisconsin in 32 years. It was 10 years in the making as the Impartial Justice bill was proposed in 1999.