Karofsky Swearing In During 100-Mile Run
New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice will take oath 35 miles into a 100-mile ultramarathon.
Karofsky will start her run at 6 a.m. and seven hours later will arrive at an outdoor, socially distanced swearing in ceremony with Justice Rebecca F. Dallet, former Gov. Jim Doyle and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.
Dallet will swear in her new colleague, Doyle and Barnes will make brief remarks and then Karofsky will run 65 more miles. The full ultramarathon will take her about 30 hours to complete.
Once she is sworn in, the court’s conservative control will shift from 5-2 to 4-3.
In the nearly four months since the election, Kelly, as a lame duck justice, has played a crucial role in several important decisions, most notably in the court’s 4-3 decision to strike down Gov. Tony Evers stay-at-home order to control the spread of COVID-19.
Karofsky’s ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday. The location of the event is only being shared with invited guests to keep attendance low to control the spread of COVID-19.
Reprinted with permission of Wisconsin Examiner.