Wisconsin’s Supreme Court is now a liberal one.
Justice Janet Protasiewicz took her oath yesterday, and became the newest member of the court. She picked-up where she left-off when campaigning, telling a crowd at the Capitol that she wants a Wisconsin where freedoms are protected, and where everyone is afforded equal justice. Republicans criticized Protasiewicz for her overly-political campaign for the high court. She made abortion and LGBTQ rights a centerpiece of her campaign. Protasiewicz now shifts the court from a 4-3 conservative majority, to a 4-3 liberal majority. It’s the first time Wisconsin’s court has leaned liberal in a decade.