"You can buy Supreme Court races" under the current system, said Rep.
Pedro Colón (D-Milwaukee). "The sign is outside: 'This court is
sale.'" (from an
article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nobody wants this to be said, at least nobody but four of the seven
Supreme Court justices, according to another
article in the Journal Sentinel
. On October 28, the Supreme Court
rejected, 4-3, a League of Women Voters petition to require justices to
recuse themselves from a case involving a person or entity that had, in
the past two years, contributed over $1,000 to their campaigns. By the
same vote they accepted a petition written by the Wisconsin Realtors
Association and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (the state
chamber of commerce).