Conservatives In Chaos: Judge Shelley Grogan Blasts Judge Dorow

Jan 12, 2023

Conservatives In Chaos: Judge Shelley Grogan Blasts Judge Dorow

MADISON, Wis. — In a new interview yesterday with right-wing talk show host Dan O’Donnell, Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Shelley Grogan attacked Judge Jennifer Dorow, suggesting there were “flags” with Dorow’s record as a true conservative.

Grogan doesn’t have anything to worry about. Much like Grogan’s chosen candidate Dan Kelly, Jennifer Dorow has allegiances to the most extreme ends of the right wing.

Here are just a few examples of Dorow’s extreme positions and connections:

  • Applying to Scott Walker for her appointment as a circuit court judge, Dorow boasted of her “strong conservative values.” We should all know what “strong conservative values” means to Scott Walker.
  • In her application to Walker, Dorow also wrote that she considered the Supreme Court’s 2003 landmark decision in Lawrence v. Texas — recognizing a right to privacy in relationships between consenting adults — to be the Court’s “worst” and one that “went well beyond the four corners of the U.S. Constitution to declare a new constitutional right.” Rights affirmed under Lawrence helped pave the way for the recognition of marriage equality for all Americans 12 years later in Obergefell.
  • While Dorow has done her best to hide her true opinions on the campaign trail, Dorow has been endorsed by anti-abortion politician Eric Toney, who infamously proposed empowering district attorneys to cross county lines and enforce Wisconsin’s 1849 criminal abortion ban in neighboring jurisdictions.

“Either right-wing candidate in this race would be a disaster for Wisconsin,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Haley McCoy. “From securing abortion access, to standing up for our democracy and the rule of law, Wisconsin needs a progressive justice committed to our Constitution. It’s clear that Dorow and Kelly are running a flat-out sprint to the far-right, and at this point the only difference between these two candidates is that one is better at hiding their true intentions than the other.”