CONTACT: Sean Lansing
[Milwaukee, Wis.] – At the Milwaukee Federalist Society’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Forum Monday night, Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock emerged as the clear choice for voters who believe our courts must uphold the rule of law and rely on the Constitution.
During the forum, Judge Screnock made clear that his judicial philosophy is cemented in the rule of law, a respect for the Constitution and the separation of powers, and a keen understanding that judges should not legislate from the bench.
Please see below for highlights from Judge Screnock’s appearance at the forum:
“I am running because I care deeply about Wisconsin and the rule of law. I was born and raised here, I went to school here, I raised my family here, and I have dedicated my professional life to serving the people of our state.”
“I am a Judge, so I know firsthand the importance of upholding the rule of law, protecting public safety, and respecting the Constitution and the separation of powers. I have also served as an attorney and know the dangers of a court legislating from the bench.”
“Judges are not legislators, nor are we executives. Our job is to interpret and apply the law as written, based not on our personal or political beliefs, but by relying on statutes and the Constitution. Simply put, our job is to be arbiters of the law; not policy analysts or political activists.”
‘Having an independent judiciary comprised of justices with an unwavering commitment to upholding the rule of law, to recognizing and respecting the separation of powers, and to interpreting the Constitution as it was intended is critical to preserving and maintaining our democracy and our republic.”
“Citizens across the Badger State deserve the security and predictability of an independent, nonpartisan judicial branch. By electing me to the bench next spring, that is exactly what they will get.”