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Kloppenburg Seeks Seat On Wisconsin Supreme Court

State Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg says she wants to make sure people going before the State Supreme Court get a fair shake and that justice is being done without fear of favor. She says that’s why she’s running for the State Supreme Court. She says she’s not willing to surrender the court to partisan politics and outside special interests. Kloppenburg says people should not be so quick to dismiss a controversy over an anti-gay opinion piece her opponent Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote 25 years ago. Bradley says she apologized and her views are different now, but Kloppenburg says that may not be true. She says Bradley said she was closest philosophically to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who made hateful and bigoted statements in respect to gays and people of color. Kloppenburg trails Bradley in the latest Marquette Law School poll, but 18 percent of people were undecided and Kloppenburg hopes to overtake Bradley at the polls.