Dallet, Screnock move on to April Supreme Court general election

posted by Associated Press -

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet have easily advanced in Wisconsin's Supreme Court primary.

Madison attorney Tim Burns was eliminated.

The outcome sets up an April 3 election between two justices with clearly different ideologies.

Screnock was appointed a judge by Republican Gov. Scott Walker in 2015. He had the backing of the Wisconsin Republican Party and had previously worked as an attorney defending Walker's Act 10 collective bargaining law and legislative maps drawn by Republicans that are currently being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 Dallet was elected judge in 2008. She tried to attract Democratic voters in the primary, running an ad critical of President Donald Trump. She also criticized the Supreme Court for ending an investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

The winner will replace Justice Michael Gableman, who did not seek a second 10-year term.

The court is controlled by conservatives 5-2.

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