Wisconsin is considered among the four states with the weakest recusal rules for judges receiving campaign contributions.
Our state's judges and justices may decide for *themselves* whether to recuse in a case involving a party who contributed to them.
With a crucial State Supreme Court election on April 2nd, it is imperative that voters understand why we need stronger judicial recusal rules AND where the two candidates stand on the issue. Voter turnout in State Supreme Court and all judicial elections matters.
Please join us for this important town hall meeting where you can ask questions and learn more about:
- Engaging with judicial candidates, and the importance of voting in State Supreme Court Elections;
- Why stronger recusal rules are needed for judges at all levels who receive campaign contributions;
- What Wisconsinites can do to help bring about fairer courts.
Speakers: former La Crosse County Circuit Court Judges John Perlich and Dale Pasell, Viterbo College's D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Director Richard Kyte, League of Women Voters of WI Director Erin Grunze, and CC/WI Exec. Director Jay Heck.
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Student Union – Theater
521 East Ave North, La Crosse, WI
Organized by Common Cause in Wisconsin
Event co-sponsors include: UW-La Crosse Political Science & Public Administration Department, UW-La Crosse Political Science & Public Administration Student Association, UW-La Crosse Pre-Law Society, League of Women Voters of La Crosse Area, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, American Association of University Women – La Crosse Branch.
Event flyer is here: http://www.commoncause.org/wisconsin/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2019/03/Fair-Court-Town-Hall-flyer-FINAL_La-Crosse.pdf
PARKING ON CAMPUS:
Use either the C12 surface lot or parking ramp across from the Union. Paid parking enforced until 7pm at $1 per hour. Use pay station near entrance (enter license plate #). Accepts credit or cash, but not coins.