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Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate To Air Live On WISN 12

WISN 12 Commitment 2019 Coverage Presents Statewide Debate In Partnership With Marquette University Law School

By - Mar 8th, 2019 12:35 pm

WISN 12 will co-host a live debate between the candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court on March 26, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in partnership with Marquette University Law School. The debate will take place in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., and be broadcast live on WISN 12 and streamed live on wisn.com and the 12 News Mobile App.

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School, will moderate the debate between Wisconsin Court of Appeals Chief Judge Lisa Neubauer and Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn. This debate takes place one week before the Wisconsin Supreme Court general election on April 2, 2019. The candidates are running to fill the seat of Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who is not seeking re-election.

“This Supreme Court election will affect every person in Wisconsin,” says Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12. “informing our viewers about the candidates in this race is an important responsibility, and one we take very seriously,” adds Wade.

“This debate is an opportunity for not just the legal profession but the community more generally to gain a measure of the candidates for the state’s highest court,” says Dean Joseph Kearney. “Marquette Law School is grateful for the opportunity once again to partner with WISN in this sort of civic journalism.”

This is the 14th debate broadcast by WISN 12 and hosted at Marquette Law School.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court debate can also be seen across Wisconsin on the UPFRONT network stations including WBAY, WKOW, WAOW, WQOW and WXOW (check your local listings).

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