Letter: Ed Fallone displays integrity and fairness by Richard Laddusire
I am writing in support of Ed Fallone’s election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is a recognized expert in constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law and practices with a law firm as well as teaches law at Marquette University Law School. In addition, he cares for the people of Wisconsin and shows his concern by working with Catholic charities, the Latino Community Center, Hispanic Lawyers Association and the Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee where he also received the President’s Award.
Mr. Fallone has what it takes to be a good Supreme Court justice. He has a sense of fair play and integrity not presently exhibited by the current Justice Roggensack. Mr. Fallone believes it is wrong to accept campaign contributions from those appearing before you in court. Ms. Roggensack says it is not only acceptable to take money from plaintiffs, defendants or their attorneys, but endorses not telling the participants that campaign contributions were accepted by the presiding judge. Is that the judicial standard you want in our Supreme Court? I don’t want that. How can someone coming before a judge expect to receive a fair decision, when the other side has “donated” up to $10,000 per person to that judge?
What happens when a man puts his hands around the throat of a woman? If you or I did that, we would be investigated and charged with abuse. Ms.Roggensack seems to think there is nothing wrong with this and has prevented investigation of this incident. I don’t think that is right. Do you? Ms.Roggensack ruled for her personal attorney’s client in a case before her, when she may have accepted his attorney services for free. That doesn’t seem right. One year, all of her rulings favored business, all of her rulings. Last I checked, individuals also take cases to the Supreme Court. It makes me wonder whether an individual would receive fair treatment from her.
We presently don’t have the rule of law, integrity of the judicial system and fair play that is needed in Wisconsin. Ed Fallone will put a stop to these abuses with open disclosures, transparency, fair play and the integrity needed for a Supreme Court justice. Vote April 2 for Ed Fallone for Supreme Court.
Richard Laddusire, Rhinelander