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February 25, 2020

2/11/2020 2:10:00 PM
The law belongs to the people

Dear Editor:
Besides the 2020 presidential primary, the upcoming April 7 spring election also includes the election of a justice to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. (And before the spring election, there is the nonpartisan spring primary on February 18 to narrow the field of three Supreme Court candidates down to two.) Rather than choosing between two judicial candidates backed in all but name by the Republican or Democratic parties - which have together degraded the impartiality of our Supreme Court through hyperpartisan noise and nonsense - please consider voting instead for Ed Fallone. A constitutional law professor at Marquette University, Ed Fallone has written prolifically on the nature of both the federal and state constitutions and is the only strictly nonpartisan candidate running in the officially nonpartisan race. I believe we all deserve that sort of independence, impartiality and integrity from any justice on the bench, and I suspect many readers will concur in that sentiment. The law after all belongs to the people of our great state, not to political parties who wish to bend it to their own ideological ends. Visit to learn more.
In solidarity,
Noah McVay
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020
Article comment by: Bill Dagnon

You, the American voter, are the only power that can save our nation from authoritarian rule by the power hungry occupant of the White House.

The Republican Senate majority, minus one, released him to do anything he wishes. Neither Law, nor the U.S. Constitution, nor concern for any human being will limit President Trump's actions. He has deepened and broadened his attacks on Purple Heart Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and other patriotic Americans who testified to the truth. There is no trust without truth, there can be no democracy without trust.

After urging the Russian dictator to interfere in our 2016 election and obstructing investigation of Putin's attacks on our nation, Trump continues asking foreign countries to create chaos in our elections.

Attorney General Barr has lowered the sentence request for Roger Stone, convicted of 7 felony counts, including threatening a witness. Barr is investigating Hunter Biden, son of a political opponent. If a president can punish enemies and reward friends through the Justice Department, there is no justice. More than 2,000 former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials wrote asking Barr to resign.

Mr. Trump and his enablers in Congress must not be reelected to any government office. They are a danger to our democracy, to the rule of law, and to our security. You are the only force capable of determining, by voting on April 7th and November 3rd, ...that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Bill Dagnon

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