Progressives win a majority on the WI Supreme Court & Biden's judges
On this edition of Your Call, we discuss last night’s progressive victory in Wisconsin. Wisconsin voters flipped majority control on the state’s Supreme Court from conservative to liberal for the first time since 2008. It was a huge victory for Judge Janet Protasiewicz. The pro-choice judge won by 10 points.
As today’s guest Ari Berman reports, last night’s results will give progressives their best—and perhaps only—chance to roll back the GOP’s decade-plus efforts to undermine democracy in the state, like the heavily gerrymandered maps that have locked in enormous Republican majorities in the legislature and a series of laws that have made it harder to vote.
Later in the show, we’ll look at the makeup of judges across the country. President Biden has appointed 105 federal judges, outpacing Trump, Obama, and Bush, according to ABC.
Ari Berman, national voting rights correspondent for Mother Jones, Type Media fellow, and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America