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Data Wonk: About The Non-Delegation Doctrine
Data Wonk

About The Non-Delegation Doctrine

A favorite weapon of Justice Rebecca Bradley distorts constitutional history to limit government.

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court At War With Itself
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court At War With Itself

Nasty divide caused by rage of Rebecca Bradley.

Data Wonk: The Ugly Rhetoric of Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley
Data Wonk

The Ugly Rhetoric of Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley

Radical Supreme Court justice ignores democratic principles and pandemic data.

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Advising Clerks

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Advising Clerks

In wake of high court decision invalidating absentee drop boxes, tie votes by Democrats and Republicans.

Data Wonk: Do Absentee Drop Boxes Lead To Tyranny?
Data Wonk

Do Absentee Drop Boxes Lead To Tyranny?

So claims state Supreme Court in 122 pages of overheated rhetoric.

Op Ed: High Court Leaves Kohler-Andrae At Risk
Op Ed

High Court Leaves Kohler-Andrae At Risk

State Supreme Court decision leaves just one obstacle to land swap for Kohler golf course.

Trump Calls For Nullification of Wisconsin’s 2020 Election

Trump Calls For Nullification of Wisconsin’s 2020 Election

Revives fraudulent claim after State Supreme Court decision on absentee ballot boxes.

State Supreme Court Affirms Local Public Health Powers

State Supreme Court Affirms Local Public Health Powers

Court rules that local public health officials can unilaterally issue, enforce health orders.

State Supreme Court Rules Ballot Drop Boxes Illegal

State Supreme Court Rules Ballot Drop Boxes Illegal

Under ruling, voters must personally return absentee ballots that are taken to local clerk's office.

State High Court Rules Accused Mayfair Mall Shooter, 17, Be Tried As Adult

State High Court Rules Accused Mayfair Mall Shooter, 17, Be Tried As Adult

4-3 Supreme Court decision overrules circuit court on teenage boy.

State High Court Throws Out Challenge To Kohler Land Swap

State High Court Throws Out Challenge To Kohler Land Swap

4-3 ruling allows transfer of state park land for a proposed golf course.

State Supreme Court Rules in Milwaukee ShotSpotter Case

State Supreme Court Rules in Milwaukee ShotSpotter Case

Court says gunfire detection met standard for reasonable suspicion in man's arrest.

State Supreme Court Sets Record For 4-3 Rulings

State Supreme Court Sets Record For 4-3 Rulings

Most this term in 70 years, with Hagedorn almost always the deciding vote.

High Court Okays Release of COVID-19 Workplace Data

High Court Okays Release of COVID-19 Workplace Data

Health officials can identify employers having outbreaks, WI Supreme Court rules.

Protasiewicz Running For Supreme Court

Protasiewicz Running For Supreme Court

Milwaukee circuit court judge running in 2023 election for seat being vacated by retiring Justice Roggensack.

Op Ed: State High Court’s Hyper-Partisan Ruling
Op Ed

State High Court’s Hyper-Partisan Ruling

Its decision approves gerrymandered maps even worse than those of last decade.

Op Ed: Justice Thomas, Recusal And Wisconsin
Op Ed

Justice Thomas, Recusal And Wisconsin

U.S. and Wisconsin Supreme Court justices need not recuse no matter how flagrant the conflict of interest.

Data Wonk: State’s Gerrymander Could Last Forever
Data Wonk

State’s Gerrymander Could Last Forever

If state high court’s ‘least change’ rule followed in future, gerrymandering might last for decades.

Op Ed: US Supreme Court Throws State Election Into Chaos
Op Ed

US Supreme Court Throws State Election Into Chaos

Decision on Wisconsin maps part of national Republican push to undermine democracy.

Data Wonk: How Gerrymandered Is New State Map?
Data Wonk

How Gerrymandered Is New State Map?

Let’s measure how the two parties will fare under maps approved by state Supreme Court.

Op Ed: Open Records Imperiled in Wisconsin
Op Ed

Open Records Imperiled in Wisconsin

Led by Robin Vos, public officials more likely to obstruct open records requests.

State High Court To Rule On Local Health Orders

State High Court To Rule On Local Health Orders

WILL suit charges Dane County health director had no power to issue orders combatting COVID-19.

State Supreme Court Hears Natural Resources Board Case

State Supreme Court Hears Natural Resources Board Case

Former chair Fred Prehn refuses to vacate his seat on the board.

Murphy’s Law: Supreme Court Shows Ugly Divisions
Murphy’s Law

Supreme Court Shows Ugly Divisions

State high court's redistricting decision prompts nasty attacks on Hagedorn by three other conservatives.

Supreme Court Upholds Brown County Sales Tax

Supreme Court Upholds Brown County Sales Tax

Conservative group sued, arguing tax could only fund property tax relief.

State High Court Allows Absentee Ballot Boxes For February Primary

State High Court Allows Absentee Ballot Boxes For February Primary

Hagedorn joins liberal justices. Court also agrees to hear expedited appeal of the case.

Attorneys in Redistricting Case Dispute Meaning of ‘Least Changes’

Attorneys in Redistricting Case Dispute Meaning of ‘Least Changes’

State Supreme Court Justices hinting at what their order for 'least changes' means.

State High Court Disallows GOP Congressmen’s Amended Political Map

State High Court Disallows GOP Congressmen’s Amended Political Map

But will consider amended maps by Evers and Black Leaders Organizing for Communities.

Ron Johnson Says Unvaccinated in ‘Internment Camps’ Outside U.S.

Ron Johnson Says Unvaccinated in ‘Internment Camps’ Outside U.S.

The senator railed against the COVID-19 vaccine on a Janesville-area radio program.

State Supreme Court Rules For ‘Least Changes’ to Redistricting

State Supreme Court Rules For ‘Least Changes’ to Redistricting

A win for Republicans. Dissent charges court fails to prevent gerrymandering.

Can Domestic Violence Convictions Disqualify Job-Seekers?

Can Domestic Violence Convictions Disqualify Job-Seekers?

A case currently before the Wisconsin Supreme Court may answer the question.

State Supreme Court Will Hear Redistricting Case

State Supreme Court Will Hear Redistricting Case

Republican-backed lawsuit asked court to get involved in 2021 mapmaking process.

Data Wonk: Why Is State Supreme Court So Angry?
Data Wonk

Why Is State Supreme Court So Angry?

Justices’ strange interpretation of watershed 1803 decision becomes a right-wing battering ram.

State High Court Declines to Block Mask Mandate

State High Court Declines to Block Mask Mandate

Won’t bypass lower courts, as asked, to overrule Dane County mask order.

Op-Ed: Big Money Is Taking Over the Courts
Op-Ed

Big Money Is Taking Over the Courts

Wealthy, right-wing interests are assaulting the integrity of the judiciary.

Supreme Court Suspends Gun Wielding Judge

Supreme Court Suspends Gun Wielding Judge

Winnebago County judge's ‘undignified language’ included threat to kill anyone who breaks into his house.

State Supreme Court Upholds DNR Water Authority

State Supreme Court Upholds DNR Water Authority

DNR can place restrictions on high capacity wells, large livestock farms to protect water.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Declares Racine School Closure Order Invalid
Press Release

Wisconsin Supreme Court Declares Racine School Closure Order Invalid

Racine health officer issued school closure order in November 2020

Court Watch: High Court Ruling Restricts Expungements
Court Watch

High Court Ruling Restricts Expungements

Decision puts expungement of criminal records “further out of the reach," dissent charges.

State High Court Blocks School Closures

State High Court Blocks School Closures

Local health departments can’t order closures, 4-3 Supreme Court decision rules.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Dane County School Closure Order
Press Release

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Dane County School Closure Order

WILL filed original action when Dane County health department tried to close all schools

Op Ed: Enough Is Never Enough for Gun Zealots
Op Ed

Enough Is Never Enough for Gun Zealots

Senate and Assembly bills would make Wisconsin a Second Amendment sanctuary state.

State High Court Upholds Gun Conviction

State High Court Upholds Gun Conviction

But Justice Rebecca Bradley dissents, defending right to get drunk and carry firearms.

Court Watch: Let the Crowds In
Court Watch

Let the Crowds In

Highlights from state Supreme Court ruling overthrowing state order on bar and restaurant capacity limits.

Court Kills Another Evers Pandemic Order

Court Kills Another Evers Pandemic Order

4-3 State Supreme Court ruling overthrows October order limiting restaurant and bar capacity.

Supreme Court Considers Water Pollution Rules

Supreme Court Considers Water Pollution Rules

Environmental groups challenge 2011 law limiting state DNR’s rules to protect groundwater.

Murphy’s Law: WILL’s Harvard Lawyers Fail at Voter Purge
Murphy’s Law

WILL’s Harvard Lawyers Fail at Voter Purge

Supreme Court decision strikes down voter suppression effort, rejects conservative group's weak argument.

State Supreme Court Tosses Voter Purge Suit

State Supreme Court Tosses Voter Purge Suit

Conservative group wanted voters that may have moved purged from the voter roll.

Campaign Cash: Rebecca Bradley Rules in Favor of Campaign Donor
Campaign Cash

Rebecca Bradley Rules in Favor of Campaign Donor

Justice overrules Evers emergency order, favoring $20,000 donor to her campaign.

Court Watch: Why Court Voided Evers Emergency Order
Court Watch

Why Court Voided Evers Emergency Order

Highlights of the Supreme Court ruling — and the dissent.

Op Ed: Grogan’s Smear Campaign Against Davis
Op Ed

Grogan’s Smear Campaign Against Davis

Her fear mongering ads in Court of Appeals race mislead voters about jurisprudence and the Constitution.

Campaign Cash: GOP Group Targets Appeals Court Race
Campaign Cash

GOP Group Targets Appeals Court Race

Spends $56,000 on candidate backed by Scott Walker, to defeat Evers appointee.

Data Wonk: State Faces Voter Suppression Effort
Data Wonk

State Faces Voter Suppression Effort

Not by the Legislature. Instead court cases seek new policies to restrict voting.

Court Watch: State Must Release Sex Offender Data
Court Watch

State Must Release Sex Offender Data

Supreme Court rules for defense lawyer who argues DOC has overstated how often offenders commit future crimes.

Murphy’s Law: Hupy & Abraham Face Political Storm
Murphy’s Law

Hupy & Abraham Face Political Storm

Hupy’s donations to Ron Johnson attacked by Minocqua brewer and law firm losing business.

Data Wonk: High Court Minority Embarrasses Itself
Data Wonk

High Court Minority Embarrasses Itself

State Supreme Court came perilously close to invalidating a legal election.

GOP Spends Big on Appeals Court Race

GOP Spends Big on Appeals Court Race

Led by Republican fat cats Richard Uihlein, John Menard. Cost of state appeals court races up 700%.

Campaign Cash: False Electors Were GOP Campaign Donors
Campaign Cash

False Electors Were GOP Campaign Donors

Republican insiders accused of election fraud gave $14,000 to state candidates.

Data Wonk: We Hate State Administrators
Data Wonk

We Hate State Administrators

State Supreme Court conservatives keep blasting the administrative state. Why?

Back in the News: ‘I Am Not a Republican Justice’
Back in the News

‘I Am Not a Republican Justice’

State Supreme Court Justice Brian Hagedorn discusses his decisions and right-wing attacks on him

Ron Johnson Parrots Trump’s Rejected Legal Arguments

Ron Johnson Parrots Trump’s Rejected Legal Arguments

Sen. Johnson's hears from Trump attorney at committee on 2020 election, alleges illegal votes were counted.

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court Justices Unmasked
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court Justices Unmasked

The losing minority in Trump election case vent their anger and reveal their prejudices.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Case

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Case

4-3 vote rejects Trump's move to throw out 220,000 Milwaukee and Dane county ballots.

Karofsky Calls Trump Suit ‘Un-American’

Karofsky Calls Trump Suit ‘Un-American’

Justice charges suit is "so your king can stay in power” at state Supreme Court hearing.

Murphy’s Law: The Hating of Justice Hagedorn
Murphy’s Law

The Hating of Justice Hagedorn

As promised, he’s upholding the law as written. So why are right wingers so angry?

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Failing in court but increasing Wisconsin’s partisan divide and undermining legitimacy of its elections.

Trump Sues Again, This Time in Milwaukee and Dane Counties

Trump Sues Again, This Time in Milwaukee and Dane Counties

Trump campaign now has three suits pending to overturn Wisconsin's election.

Op Ed: State Supreme Court Gets ‘F’ For Ethics
Op Ed

State Supreme Court Gets ‘F’ For Ethics

Its recusal rule was written by groups the court is supposed to oversee.

Campaign Cash: Justice Bradley Won’t Recuse Herself
Campaign Cash

Justice Bradley Won’t Recuse Herself

Rebecca Bradley will hear challenge to Evers' health order from donor who gave her campaign $20,000.

High Court Reviews Evers’ Emergency Powers

High Court Reviews Evers’ Emergency Powers

6 months after killing governor’s Safer-At-Home order, state Supreme Court to rule on his mask mandate.

State Supreme Court Hearing Challenge to Governor’s Emergency Powers

State Supreme Court Hearing Challenge to Governor’s Emergency Powers

Conservative petitioner donated $20,000 to Justice Rebecca Bradley in 2016.

Data Wonk: Supreme Court Shows Its Colors
Data Wonk

Supreme Court Shows Its Colors

What the Green Party ruling tells about the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Local Health Officials Stripped of Power?

Local Health Officials Stripped of Power?

State Supreme Court’s Dane County ruling could threaten longstanding power of all local health officials, expert believes.

The Battle Over Face Masks

The Battle Over Face Masks

The limits of persuasion in a polarized state. Can science save lives and prevent threats?

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court Is Radically Activist
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court Is Radically Activist

Record shows many examples of grabbing cases before lower courts rule.

Will Karofsky Rebalance the WI Supreme Court?

Will Karofsky Rebalance the WI Supreme Court?

The conservative majority on the court has been reduced to one vote.

State High Court Narrows Chance of Voter Purge

State High Court Narrows Chance of Voter Purge

Rejects conservative group’s call for quick decision, delays oral arguments until 34 days before November election.

Circuit Courts Planning For Re-Opening

Circuit Courts Planning For Re-Opening

Many in-person proceedings have been suspended since March.

Data Wonk: Justice Hagedorn Surprises Observers
Data Wonk

Justice Hagedorn Surprises Observers

Supreme Court justice seems like a true conservative, not a right-wing activist.

Court Watch: Ruling Limits Involuntary Medication of Inmates
Court Watch

Ruling Limits Involuntary Medication of Inmates

WI Supreme Court says prisoners can’t be forcibly medicated unless they are dangerous.

Campaign Cash: Justice Bradley Got $20K from Safer-At-Home Plaintiff
Campaign Cash

Justice Bradley Got $20K from Safer-At-Home Plaintiff

Bradley got max contribution from one of the parties to a second lawsuit challenging the safer-at-home orders.

Supreme Court Strikes Down “Safer at Home”

Supreme Court Strikes Down “Safer at Home”

Decision goes into effect immediately. Milwaukee's order remains in effect.

Op Ed: Republicans Test Ugly Campaign Theme
Op Ed

Republicans Test Ugly Campaign Theme

Message for 2020: ’Some of you will have to die’.

Data Wonk: Is It Safe to Reopen the State?
Data Wonk

Is It Safe to Reopen the State?

The data shows pandemic spreading into non-urban red counties.

Justice Suggests Evers’ Order Is ‘Tyranny’

Justice Suggests Evers’ Order Is ‘Tyranny’

State Supreme Court justices compare safer-at-home order to Japanese internment camps.

Supreme Court Asked to Block State Shutdown

Supreme Court Asked to Block State Shutdown

Republican legislators charge that ’Safer At Home’ order will leave state “in shambles.”

Will High Court Limit Evers’ Veto Power?

Will High Court Limit Evers’ Veto Power?

Supreme Court hears arguments from conservatives targeting governor’s power.

Data Wonk: Why Was Election in Pandemic Required?
Data Wonk

Why Was Election in Pandemic Required?

So ruled both the Wisconsin and U.S. Supreme Court. Let’s examine their reasoning.

Supreme Court Reinstates Election, Overrules Evers

Supreme Court Reinstates Election, Overrules Evers

April 7th in-person election will occur as scheduled says court.

Data Wonk: Is Dan Kelly Good for Democracy?
Data Wonk

Is Dan Kelly Good for Democracy?

His legal work and rulings as Supreme Court justice show strong anti-democratic views.

Supreme Decision

Supreme Decision

Karofsky v. Kelly, stakes are high in state Supreme Court race.

GOP Holds Off Debate on Evers’ Emergency Powers

GOP Holds Off Debate on Evers’ Emergency Powers

Despite adversarial relationship, GOP leaders say now isn't an appropriate time.

The Contrarian: Karofsky Wrong About State Supreme Court
The Contrarian

Karofsky Wrong About State Supreme Court

Her campaign charges against the Supreme Court amount to slander.

State High Court Suspends Jury Trials

State High Court Suspends Jury Trials

In blistering dissent, Justice Rebecca Bradley says court 'nullifies our Constitution.’

Data Wonk: Judge Adelman Blasts U.S. Supreme Court
Data Wonk

Judge Adelman Blasts U.S. Supreme Court

Getting buzz nationally. Is his critique warranted?

Data Wonk: State Regulators at Issue in High Court Race
Data Wonk

State Regulators at Issue in High Court Race

Justice Dan Kelly seems to side with those out to destroy the “administrative state.”

Data Wonk: The Myth of Nonpartisan Judicial Elections
Data Wonk

The Myth of Nonpartisan Judicial Elections

They could hardly be more partisan. Time to rethink how we elect Supreme Court members?

It’s Kelly v. Karofsky for Supreme Court

It’s Kelly v. Karofsky for Supreme Court

Race could be tough: Candidates have accused each other of “corruption” and “disgusting slander”.

Dan Kelly’s Opinion: It’s OK to Lie in Judicial Campaigns
Press Release

Dan Kelly’s Opinion: It’s OK to Lie in Judicial Campaigns

State Supreme Court Candidate Co-Authored Column Opposing Efforts to Clean Up Court Campaigns

Court Watch: High Court Weakens Suspect Line-Up Rules
Court Watch

High Court Weakens Suspect Line-Up Rules

Roggensack decision allows police to use single-person showups rather than multi-person lineups.

Supreme Court Candidate Dan Kelly Tried to Hide Blog Posts From Public After Judicial Appointment
Press Release

Supreme Court Candidate Dan Kelly Tried to Hide Blog Posts From Public After Judicial Appointment

Dan Kelly's Failed Attempt to Scrub Writings Reveals Extreme Views and Contempt for Transparency

State Supreme Court Reviews Lame Duck Laws

State Supreme Court Reviews Lame Duck Laws

Justices question both sides in challenge to laws reducing powers of governor, attorney general.

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols Welcomes James M. Sosnoski as an Associate Attorney
Press Release

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols Welcomes James M. Sosnoski as an Associate Attorney

James joins Meissner Tierney’s litigation practice group, primarily focusing his practice in the areas of complex commercial and insurance coverage litigation.

Suit to Limit Evers Veto Power Criticized

Suit to Limit Evers Veto Power Criticized

A “power grab” or trying to “get the constitution right”?

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court Off the Deep End?
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court Off the Deep End?

Ruling reducing state superintendent’s power violates state constitution, common sense.

High Court Says Governor Rules Over Schools

High Court Says Governor Rules Over Schools

Conservative majority’s decision says elected state superintendent must get governor’s approval for rule changes.

State Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws

State Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws

The conservative majority not persuaded by arguments that extraordinary session was unconstitutional.

Court Watch: Justice Kelly Will Run For Full Term
Court Watch

Justice Kelly Will Run For Full Term

Conservative appointed to Supreme Court by Walker will face two opponents in 2020.

The State of Politics: An Uphill Fight for ‘Lame Duck’ Challengers?
The State of Politics

An Uphill Fight for ‘Lame Duck’ Challengers?

Wisconsin’s history shows legislative sessions are legal and necessary -- and the courts have backed them.

Conservatives Argue Against Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Conservatives Argue Against Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Right-leaning members of Wisconsin Supreme Court skeptical in oral arguments on lawsuit challenging lame-duck session before Evers took office.

Smart Politics: High Court Race 4th Closest in State History
Smart Politics

High Court Race 4th Closest in State History

Hagedorn’s margin of 0.495% is tighter than 121 of 125 state Supreme Court races since 1850s.

The Rise of Brian Hagedorn

The Rise of Brian Hagedorn

Supreme Court hopeful's conservative credentials were established early.

Brian Hagedorn’s Homophobia Gets Support From Right-Wing Republican State Leadership Committee
Press Release

Brian Hagedorn’s Homophobia Gets Support From Right-Wing Republican State Leadership Committee

Washington D.C. Based Group Seeks to Fill Void Left After Other Conservative Groups Refused to Support Hagedorn

The State of Politics: Hagedorn Also Running Against Abrahamson
The State of Politics

Hagedorn Also Running Against Abrahamson

Conservative Supreme Court candidate keeps bashing the liberal justice, who has cancer and is retiring.

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Jon Wilcox and David Prosser Endorse Hagedorn for Supreme Court
Press Release

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Jon Wilcox and David Prosser Endorse Hagedorn for Supreme Court

"Like the justices who have lined up behind my campaign, I pledge to defend the rule of law, uphold the constitution, and protect the public on the Wisconsin Supreme Court."

Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Gabler to Serve as Milwaukee County Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Gabler to Serve as Milwaukee County Judge

Gabler is an active member of the Federalist Society, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and the Milwaukee Bar Association.

The State Of Politics: How Walker Transformed Wisconsin’s Courts
The State Of Politics

How Walker Transformed Wisconsin’s Courts

One-third of all judges in state appointed by Republican governor.

Data Wonk: Banana Republic Politics
Data Wonk

Banana Republic Politics

Republicans threaten governor’s power, but may actually kill a bad 2017 law they passed.

Does Scott Walker Still Believe Accused Perpetrator of Sexual Assault Brett Kavanaugh Fits Criteria He Looks For In Judicial Candidates
Hagedorn Will Run for Supreme Court

Hagedorn Will Run for Supreme Court

Former attorney for Walker wants seat held by retiring justice Shirley Abrahamson

Governor Walker Appoints Andrew Jones to Serve on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Andrew Jones to Serve on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court

Andrew Jones is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Husch Blackwell LLP.

Judge Brian Hagedorn Announces Candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Judge Brian Hagedorn Announces Candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

"I pledge to you that I will apply the law fairly to everyone."

Data Wonk: The Rise of Federalist Society Judges
Data Wonk

The Rise of Federalist Society Judges

Nationally and in Wisconsin they have become activists and super legislators.

Data Wonk: McAdams Decision Is a Travesty
Data Wonk

McAdams Decision Is a Travesty

Cyber-bullying was championed by state Supreme Court, while trashing faculty governance.

Murphy’s Law: High Court Sticks It To Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

High Court Sticks It To Milwaukee

Roggensack’s political decision gives police and fire unions more power over pension fund.

Campaign Cash: High Court Favors Donors to Justices
Campaign Cash

High Court Favors Donors to Justices

Conservative justices decide malpractice case in favor of business groups who gave them $37,000.

High Court Backs Evers Over Walker

High Court Backs Evers Over Walker

Evers can hire his own attorney in legal battle rather than AG Schimel, as Walker insisted.

Campaign Cash: High Court Approves New Factory Farm
Campaign Cash

High Court Approves New Factory Farm

Factory farm had backing from large GOP contributors.

Your Right to Know: Don’t Chip Away at Open Records Law
Your Right to Know

Don’t Chip Away at Open Records Law

Access to public information should not be limited based on who's requesting it.

Ron Johnson Votes to Advance Nomination of Racist, Homophobe to Lifetime Court Seat; Tammy Baldwin Rejects Extremist
Press Release

Ron Johnson Votes to Advance Nomination of Racist, Homophobe to Lifetime Court Seat; Tammy Baldwin Rejects Extremist

Brennan was chosen despite not being recommended through the traditional bipartisan process used by Wisconsin’s U.S. Senators since the 1970s.

GOP Senators To Pick Wisconsin’s Judge?

GOP Senators To Pick Wisconsin’s Judge?

Vote on Michael Brennan would ignore Democratic Senator Baldwin’s objection to him.

Data Wonk: What Do Voters Want from Justices?
Data Wonk

What Do Voters Want from Justices?

Screnock’s defeat suggests they want integrity, not a Supreme Court bought by special interests.

7 Election Takeaways

7 Election Takeaways

What did we learn as the blue wave washed over Wisconsin?

Smart Politics: Dallet Would Make History If Elected
Smart Politics

Dallet Would Make History If Elected

6 of 7 state Supreme Court members would be women, highest percentage in American history.

The State of Politics: Supreme Court Rewrites Flowage Property Rights
The State of Politics

Supreme Court Rewrites Flowage Property Rights

Restricts ability to build piers. Dissenting judges say it’s an issue for legislators.

How Will Mike Screnock Thank the State Big Business Lobby?
Press Release

How Will Mike Screnock Thank the State Big Business Lobby?

State Court Candidate Set to Speak to Special Interest Group That Spent Nearly $600,000 on His Primary Election

Right Wing Hits Panic Button as Their Spending on Michael Screnock Skyrockets
Press Release

Right Wing Hits Panic Button as Their Spending on Michael Screnock Skyrockets

Republican Party of Wisconsin and Right-Wing Cabal At Nearly $670,000 in Spending With a Week to Go Before Primary Election

Campaign Cash: Dark Money Targets Supreme Court Race
Campaign Cash

Dark Money Targets Supreme Court Race

Secretive Wisconsin Alliance for Reform will do ads, has connections to GOP, Koch Brothers.

Campaign Cash: National Group Has Huge Clout in Wisconsin
Campaign Cash

National Group Has Huge Clout in Wisconsin

Virginia-based Republican State Leadership Committee spent $2.9 million to elect conservatives here.

Court Watch: Judges At MU Panel Demand Recusal Rules
Court Watch

Judges At MU Panel Demand Recusal Rules

Common Cause and judges at town hall meeting say state’s judicial system must be reformed.

Court Watch: Republicans Want Activist Judges?
Court Watch

Republicans Want Activist Judges?

Bill pushes judges to overrule local laws that violate “spirit” of state statutes.

Your Right to Know: Supreme Court Rulings a Mixed Bag
Your Right to Know

Supreme Court Rulings a Mixed Bag

Wins and losses for openness and accountability.

Op Ed: High Court Buries Recusal Decision
Op Ed

High Court Buries Recusal Decision

Rejection of recusal petition by 50 judges quietly released on July 4th weekend.

Op Ed: Disclose All Donations to Judges
Op Ed

Disclose All Donations to Judges

Bill requires prompt disclosure of donations by parties to a case.

Op Ed: High Court Wrongly Rejects Recusal
Op Ed

High Court Wrongly Rejects Recusal

Dumps proposal by 54 retired judges, assures big money influence.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Keeps Public in the Dark on His Whereabouts
Press Release

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Keeps Public in the Dark on His Whereabouts

It May Be Hard for the Sheriff to See the Sun From Under His Hat, but During Sunshine Week the People Deserve to Have His Office Follow the Open Records Law

Gov. Scott Walker Is Desperate To Impress President Donald Trump
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Is Desperate To Impress President Donald Trump

Here are the facts you need to know about the Governor's D.C. establishment talking points

The State of Politics: Why Ziegler Has No Opponent
The State of Politics

Why Ziegler Has No Opponent

Overwhelming dark money advantage and Democratic fatigue are factors.

House Confidential: The Top 10 Stories of 2016
House Confidential

The Top 10 Stories of 2016

Readers' favorites? Stories about mansions, rich people, sports stars, politicians.

Court Watch: The Return Of Michelle Ackerman Havas
Court Watch

The Return Of Michelle Ackerman Havas

Walker appointee to judge rejected by voters now running for a different branch.

Court Watch: Supreme Court Rules Against Open Records
Court Watch

Supreme Court Rules Against Open Records

Conservative majority exempts Schimel’s training videos from disclosure.

The State of Politics: Top 10 Political Stories of 2016
The State of Politics

Top 10 Political Stories of 2016

Trump’s Wisconsin win, of course. But what else?

Charlie Sykes’ Bullying, Racism, Sexism and Propaganda to Advance Wisconsin Republicans on Milwaukee Right Wing Radio Comes to an End
Press Release

Charlie Sykes’ Bullying, Racism, Sexism and Propaganda to Advance Wisconsin Republicans on Milwaukee Right Wing Radio Comes to an End

‘Goodbye and Good Riddance’ to Conservative Mouthpiece and Broadcasting Bully

Court Watch: Supreme Court Limits 4th Amendment Rights?
Court Watch

Supreme Court Limits 4th Amendment Rights?

Decision gives police leeway on home searches; Justice Bradley joins liberals in dissent.

Court Watch: AG Schimel Attacks Open Records Law
Court Watch

AG Schimel Attacks Open Records Law

He is appealing to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in an effort to keep two law enforcement training videos secret.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Bizarre Choice for High Court
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Bizarre Choice for High Court

From a state with countless judges, he picks a crackpot lawyer named Daniel Kelly.

Money Talks: Gov. Walker to Appoint Former Attorney for Major Right-Wing Donors’ Foundation
Press Release

Money Talks: Gov. Walker to Appoint Former Attorney for Major Right-Wing Donors’ Foundation

What Daniel Kelly Lacks in Judicial Experience He Makes Up For in Connections to Big Money and Right-Wing Extremism

Data Wonk: The Radical State Supreme Court?
Data Wonk

The Radical State Supreme Court?

Three cases reveal the court overruling precedent while claiming it isn’t.

The State of Politics: Impact of Walker’s 59 Judicial Choices
The State of Politics

Impact of Walker’s 59 Judicial Choices

He’s already replaced nearly one-fifth of judges in the state.

The State Of Politics: What Did Primary Mean for Wisconsin
The State Of Politics

What Did Primary Mean for Wisconsin

Will Walker be Cruz’s choice for running mate? And why can’t Hillary win here?

Pro-Bradley Groups Had 4-to-1 Spending Edge

Pro-Bradley Groups Had 4-to-1 Spending Edge

Secretive outside groups spend four times more on Bradley than those supporting Kloppenburg.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win the Elections?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win the Elections?

The turnout will be massive. And could result in upsets.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Cruz, Sanders ahead in Wisconsin presidential primaries
Are Conservative Groups Hiding Campaign Spending?

Are Conservative Groups Hiding Campaign Spending?

Anti-Kloppenburg ads could be funded by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Club for Growth

National Rifle Association Endorse Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court
Press Release

National Rifle Association Endorse Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court

The National Rifle Association was established in 1871 with the expressed goal to promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis.

Data Wonk: Media Used By Right Against Kloppenburg
Data Wonk

Media Used By Right Against Kloppenburg

Journal Sentinel attacks Kloppenburg on unproven issue raised by right-wing.

National Federation of Independent Business Unanimously Endorses Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court
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National Federation of Independent Business Unanimously Endorses Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court

Founded in 1943, and headquartered in Washington, DC , NFIB's membership includes 11,000 small and independent businesses located throughout Wisconsin.

Op-Ed: Does Justice Bradley Oppose Birth Control?
Op-Ed

Does Justice Bradley Oppose Birth Control?

There’s no evidence she’s ever repudiated her past statements against some forms of contraception.

Milwaukeee Bar Association Releases 2016 Judicial Poll Results
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Milwaukeee Bar Association Releases 2016 Judicial Poll Results

Each year prior to the spring elections, the Milwaukee Bar Association surveys its members regarding the qualifications of judicial candidates that appear on the ballot in Milwaukee County.

Justice Bradley’s Defense of Rapists
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Justice Bradley’s Defense of Rapists

Justice Rebecca Bradley has refused to apologize for previous statements she made arguing that women “play a role in date rape.”

Is the Republican Party of Wisconsin running Judge Michelle Havas and Justice Rebecca Bradley’s campaigns from Madison?
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Is the Republican Party of Wisconsin running Judge Michelle Havas and Justice Rebecca Bradley’s campaigns from Madison?

This highly orchestrated coordination is very new and newsworthy.

Where is Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Apology to Women?
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Where is Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Apology to Women?

Exposed LGBTQ tirade is just the tip of Bradley’s iceberg of hate

Pocan Rallies Behind Fair Wisconsin’s Effort to Expose Hate-Speech Backers of Rebecca Bradley
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Pocan Rallies Behind Fair Wisconsin’s Effort to Expose Hate-Speech Backers of Rebecca Bradley

Agrees to Join Effort to Expose Those Who Fund Right Wing Group Founded by Anti-Marriage Equality Activist

5 questions Wisconsin needs Justice Rebecca Bradley to answer
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5 questions Wisconsin needs Justice Rebecca Bradley to answer

“Justice Bradley's vague explanations haven't passed the smell test so far,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Kory Kozloski said

Wisconsin Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court
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Wisconsin Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest Police organization in existence, with more than 325,000 members worldwide.

Murphy’s Law: Journal Sentinel Bias In Mayor’s Race?
Murphy’s Law

Journal Sentinel Bias In Mayor’s Race?

And was its story on Rebecca Bradley’s affair “offensive garbage”?

Murphy’s Law: The Mystery of Rebecca Bradley
Murphy’s Law

The Mystery of Rebecca Bradley

Who exactly is she? And why didn’t Walker vet his choice for Supreme Court?

Op-Ed: Four Questions for Rebecca Bradley
Op-Ed

Four Questions for Rebecca Bradley

Justice Bradley's written opinions raise legal questions voters should ask, she should address.

Rebecca Bradley’s Last 48 Hours Have Been Spin Not Substance
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Rebecca Bradley’s Last 48 Hours Have Been Spin Not Substance

Still No Response on Meeting with LGBT Community

Bradley extra-marital affair, role in child placement surface
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Bradley extra-marital affair, role in child placement surface

Sen. Ron Johnson Should Denounce Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Comments
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Sen. Ron Johnson Should Denounce Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Comments

Voters deserve to know if Sen. Johnson thinks Justice Bradley can be a fair and impartial justice on the high court.

House Confidential: The Two Homes of Rebecca Bradley
House Confidential

The Two Homes of Rebecca Bradley

Judge has Tosa Colonial and a Lower East Side condo near all those gays she condemned.

WisGOP Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Hate Speech Revealed
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WisGOP Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Hate Speech Revealed

In her writings, Bradley mocks the LGBT community and those suffering from AIDS, describing them as "queers", "degenerates" and "murderers".

Justice Bradley Vetting is Yet Another Failure of Accountability from Walker Administration
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Justice Bradley Vetting is Yet Another Failure of Accountability from Walker Administration

“Assembly Democrats stand united against hateful speech, no matter when or where that occurs.”

Statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin LGBT Caucus Chair On Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley
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Statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin LGBT Caucus Chair On Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley

"I'm appalled by the hateful statements written by Justice Rebecca Bradley."

Kloppenburg Campaign Calls on Stations to Stop Running Deceitful Ad
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Kloppenburg Campaign Calls on Stations to Stop Running Deceitful Ad

“The Court of Appeals followed the law, the lower court followed the law and a man convicted of a crime has never left prison.”

Hate speech is not “irrelevant”
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Hate speech is not “irrelevant”

Senate Dem Leader calls on Gov. Walker to condemn offensive remarks

Rep. Wachs Statement on Justice Bradley
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Rep. Wachs Statement on Justice Bradley

“Like so many Wisconsinites, I am frankly disgusted at the comments made by Justice Bradley.”

There is No Statute of Limitations on Hate
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There is No Statute of Limitations on Hate

"Rebecca Bradley’s comments are as abhorrent and disturbing today as they were in 1992..."

The State of Politics: Green Bay Key In Supreme Court Race
The State of Politics

Green Bay Key In Supreme Court Race

Kloppenburg vs. Bradley echoes Prosser race, which was decided by Fox Valley voters.

Rebecca Bradley in 1992: ‘Queers’ with AIDS, addicts merit no sympathy
SHOT/CHASER: Rebecca Bradley: The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Justice
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SHOT/CHASER: Rebecca Bradley: The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Justice

It's time to acknowledge Justice Rebecca Bradley's close and personal involvement with the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs’ and Retired Deputy Sheriffs’ Associations Endorse Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court
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Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs’ and Retired Deputy Sheriffs’ Associations Endorse Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court

The Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association and Retired Deputy Sheriffs' Association represent Milwaukee's active duty and retired Deputy Sheriffs and Sergeants regarding wages, benefits, and working conditions.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight Democratic race, Trump maintaining Republican lead in Wisconsin
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight Democratic race, Trump maintaining Republican lead in Wisconsin

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds a tight race for the Democratic presidential nomination in Wisconsin and Donald Trump maintaining his lead for the Republican nomination

Wisconsin’s Largest Police Group Endorses Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg for State Supreme Court
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Wisconsin’s Largest Police Group Endorses Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg for State Supreme Court

With nearly 10,000 members, the WPPA is truly independent having previously endorsed both Republicans and Democrats.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 9 Election Takeaways
Eyes on Milwaukee

9 Election Takeaways

Tom Barrett might be in trouble, Chris Abele definitely is. So is Puente.

Statement from Justice Rebecca Bradley on Spring Primary Election
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Statement from Justice Rebecca Bradley on Spring Primary Election

"As the polls close, I am so thankful for all the voters who exercised their right to vote in support of my campaign."

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Win or lose, today's primary candidates will be partying. But where? Here's the details.

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Endorses Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court
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Wisconsin Restaurant Association Endorses Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Restaurant Association represents thousands of foodservice businesses encompassing virtually every size of establishment in the state.

Justice Rebecca Bradley Campaign Announced $87,921.51 Raised in Pre-Primary Finance Report
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Justice Rebecca Bradley Campaign Announced $87,921.51 Raised in Pre-Primary Finance Report

The campaign received 427 individual donations.

Wisconsin Realtors Association Endorse Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court
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Wisconsin Realtors Association Endorse Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Realtors Association is one of the largest trade associations in the state, representing more than 14,500 professionals statewide.

Justice Rebecca Bradley Releases Statewide Radio Ads leading up to the February 16th Primary
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Justice Rebecca Bradley Releases Statewide Radio Ads leading up to the February 16th Primary

The ad will begin running today on stations statewide.

Judge Joe Donald slams Rebecca Bradley’s hyper-partisan campaign tactics
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Judge Joe Donald slams Rebecca Bradley’s hyper-partisan campaign tactics

Asks other candidates to join in new pledge to forgo special interest money & partisan help

Justice Rebecca Bradley Releases 1st Round of Digital Ads leading up to the February 16th Primary
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Justice Rebecca Bradley Releases 1st Round of Digital Ads leading up to the February 16th Primary

The ads will begin running statewide today on various platforms.

Milwaukee Police Association and the Milwaukee Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 215 Endorse Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court
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Milwaukee Police Association and the Milwaukee Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 215 Endorse Justice Rebecca Bradley for State Supreme Court

These endorsements add to the impressive list of Wisconsin's first responders who have met with Justice Rebecca Bradley and support her efforts to retain her seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Plenty of Horne: Lawyers Grill Supreme Court Candidates
Plenty of Horne

Lawyers Grill Supreme Court Candidates

And what a lively forum it was. Here is the truth about the candidates, so help us God.

The State of Politics: Five Things to Watch For in 2016
The State of Politics

Five Things to Watch For in 2016

Will Rebecca Bradley win? Can Democrats re-take the senate? Will Walker get a different job?

The State of Politics: Wisconsin’s Top 10 Political Stories Of 2015
The State of Politics

Wisconsin’s Top 10 Political Stories Of 2015

Walker and Republican legislators dominate this year's top political stories in Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
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Governor Scott Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

Governor Walker appointed Paul Rifelj to Branch 31 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg calls on Rebecca Bradley to Disavow Sheriff David Clarke’s Support
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Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg calls on Rebecca Bradley to Disavow Sheriff David Clarke’s Support

In a week in which Clarke made another string of hateful comments, he also sent a fundraising letter on behalf of Rebecca Bradley

Governor Scott Walker Appoints District I Court of Appeals Judge
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Governor Scott Walker Appoints District I Court of Appeals Judge

Today Governor Scott Walker is announcing the appointment of Judge William W. Brash, III to the Court of Appeals.

Musical chairs starting again at Milwaukee County Circuit Court
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Musical chairs starting again at Milwaukee County Circuit Court

Rep. Barca Statement on Governor Walker’s Supreme Court Appointment
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Rep. Barca Statement on Governor Walker’s Supreme Court Appointment

“The Governor making this appointment so close to the election does not serve the public well...”

Statement on Supreme Court Appointment
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Statement on Supreme Court Appointment

“This power grab sets a terrible precedent and doesn’t pass the smell test.”

The State of Politics: Walker’s Post-Campaign “To Do” List
The State of Politics

Walker’s Post-Campaign “To Do” List

Back from his failed presidential campaign, what are his policy priorities for the state?

Appeals court in Milwaukee begins an all-female era
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Appeals court in Milwaukee begins an all-female era

Governor Scott Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge
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Governor Scott Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge

Throughout her career, Havas has distinguished herself as a leader in the legal community.

Gwen Connolly announces run for circuit judge
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Gwen Connolly announces run for circuit judge

Plenty of Horne: Amtrak to Chicago Will Go Wireless
Plenty of Horne

Amtrak to Chicago Will Go Wireless

Finally, the line will get Wi-Fi (we hope), but Milwaukee's Amtrak station still lacks it.

Murphy’s Law: Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

Winners and Losers

It was a good election for Scott Walker and conservatives but there were some bright spots for liberals.

Murphy’s Law: Who’s the Conservative for Circuit Judge?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s the Conservative for Circuit Judge?

The race between Rebecca Bradley and Janet Protasiewicz is hard to call.

Plenty of Horne: Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated
Plenty of Horne

Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated

Tim Meyerring's present to the president gets caught up in the law on gifts and consultations with the White House assessor.

Plenty of Horne: Every Politician in Town
Plenty of Horne

Every Politician in Town

Well, not quite, but the City's Birthday Party had a big turnout of politicians and insiders.