Taxpayer-financed state Supreme Court races get Senate debate today. We elect state Supreme Court justices in Wisconsin, and Mike McCabe with the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says that's unlikely to change. "I think it's a very tough sell for anybody to argue that we ought to go to an appointed system," says McCabe.
McCabe argues publicly financed campaigns for the state's high court could have several benefits — including candidates who would be less beholden to special interests or political parties. The state Senate is set to debate the Impartial Justice bill, a measure which would create a system of full public financing for state Supreme Court elections.