Marquette University News Release

State Bar Judicial Task Force members go “On the Issues” to discuss Wisconsin Supreme Court term limits

November 11, 2013

Event Information:
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
Time: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Place: Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall

State Bar Judicial Task Force members Joseph Troy, Christine Bremer Muggli, Catherine Rottier and Thomas Shriner will be the next guests for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

The task force members will discuss a proposal that would limit Wisconsin Supreme Court justices to one 16-year term in office.

For decades, voters have elected justices to 10-year terms, with no limit on the number of terms that can be served. Re-election campaigns have become increasingly expensive and politically charged, potentially eroding perception of the court’s independence.

This fall, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors voted overwhelmingly to support a proposal that would amend the state constitution to preserve elections but limit each justice to a single, 16-year term. The plan, recommended by the bipartisan Judicial Task Force, is designed to “engender greater public confidence in the court’s ability to pursue justice independently of political influence.”

Join us as the four members of the task force discuss the origins of the proposal, its merits and its political future.

Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy and an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year.

Seating is limited; registration is available online. For those who can’t attend in person, all “On the Issues” events are streamed live online at the following website, which also contains a catalog of past guests.

Media interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or christopher.t.jenkins@marquette.edu.

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