What We Learned This Month About the Far-Right Candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Jan 31, 2023

What We Learned This Month About the Far-Right Candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. — While the far-right candidates in the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court have been careful about getting too specific on the issues, new reporting this month provided some clarity into how the two Republican-backed candidates might come down on critical issues before the Court, including Wisconsin’s 1849 criminal abortion ban and common sense gun safety reforms.

Both Jennifer Dorow and Dan Kelly are unabashed in their allegiances to the extreme right. On her judicial application to Scott Walker in 2011, Dorow boasted of her “strong conservative values” and named Lawrence v. Texas, the United State Supreme Court decision that decriminalized LGBTQ+ relationships, as one of the worst court decisions of the last thirty years. Kelly is similarly unapologetic in his positions, heaping praise upon Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark decision which recognized marriage equality for all Americans, and equating affirmative action to slavery.

See last week’s news about Jennifer Dorow and Dan Kelly’s unmistakable right-wing ties:

“It’s no secret that Dan Kelly is a tried-and-true right-wing activist, and has been in both his personal and professional capacity for years, but Jennifer Dorow’s ties to GOP special interests are lesser known,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Haley McCoy. “From what we’ve learned just this month, it’s clear that Jennifer Dorow is yet another right-wing judge who would serve as a rubber stamp for the Republican Party on the Supreme Court, proving either conservative candidate would be a disaster for Wisconsin.”