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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

Why state high-court justice is critical election

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Greg Peck
March 27, 2013

Wisconsinites shouldn’t shrug off Tuesday’s election of a state Supreme Court justice by thinking the high court doesn’t make any difference in our lives. It can affect us all big time.

The high court likely will rule ultimately on Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial collective-bargaining reforms. It also likely will rule on voter ID legislation, the state’s new mining law, Walker’s efforts to ease regulations that hinder business and even the meaning behind the 2006 state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

That’s what makes Tuesday’s race between incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack and challenger Ed Fallone, a Marquette University law professor, so important.

Which candidate do you see as better suited to serve a 10-year term on our state high court and why?

We’ll share our perspectives in our endorsement editorial Thursday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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