Seriously, would you be alright with a judge who told you he thought it was just fine to “mislead” the public when running for office?

That’s just what the attorney for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman argued today. That the judge had a constitutional right to mislead the public in his campaign to win a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The “misleading” statement in question was the attack ad Gableman ran against then sitting Justice Butler. The one that accused Justice Butler of finding a technicality that put a child molester back on the street where he then molested another child. Sounds bad, but it isn’t true. The child molester actually went to prison, served his sentence, and was released, where he then molested another child.

So what do you think? Is it okay for a political candidate, especially a candidate for judge, to “mislead” the public in order to get himself elected?  I certainly don’t think so.  Like everyone, I have my political views, and sometimes the person I vote for wins, sometimes not, but what’s a lot more important to me is that I am able to make my decision based on facts, not lies.


Read the full article at the Wisconsin Law Journal.

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