Clear The Bench Colorado Director Matt Arnold discusses Wisconsin Supreme Court elections and implications on Backbone Radio

The hotly contested Wisconsin Supreme Court elections – pitting incumbent and self-described “judicial conservative” David Prosser against union-backed challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg – put Wisconsin back into the political spotlight as “Ground Zero” in the ongoing fight to control an increasingly powerful and unchecked one-third of state governments.

At stake in Wisconsin  was (and remains) more than the single state supreme court seat up for a vote.  The election was not only “seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to curb union power in Wisconsin” – hence the massive infusion of union resources (people, advocacy efforts, and money – reportedly some $5 million) supporting Kloppenburg – but also a clear and blatant example of the “progressive” Left’s attempts to advance policy by taking over state courts.

The ongoing “progressive” takeover of the courts is the greatest single threat to individual liberty and our system of government that exists today.

Clear The Bench Colorado Director Matt Arnold discussed the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court elections – and the implications for other states and nationwide – on last Sunday’s Backbone Radio broadcast (710 AM KNUS) filling in as guest host for Ross Kaminsky.

Listen to the podcast of the showSegment One (recording cuts in a bit late) and Segment Two – of the 10 April 2011 Backbone Radio broadcast.

Clear The Bench Colorado will, with your support, continue to promote transparency and accountability in the Colorado (and, working with allied groups, nationwide) judiciary, informing the public to increase awareness of the substantial public policy implications of an unrestrained activism and political agendas in the courts.  We will continue to work with legislators and others interested in reforming the systemic shortcomings of Colorado’s “merit selection & retention” system to increase transparency and accountability to the public, and to provide useful evaluations of judicial performance.

However, we can’t do it alone –  we need your continued support; via your comments (Sound Off!) and, yes, your contributions.  Freedom isn’t free –nor is it always easy to be a Citizen, not a subject.

Ultimately, though – it’s worth the effort.

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