Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone is running in the Tuesday election for Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. If elected, Fallone plans to rebuild Wisconsin’s Supreme Court system.
“The first thing that we need to face is the dysfunction on the court, and how that has affected how decisions are handed down,” Fallone said. “I will work with my colleagues on the court to resolve the personal bickering and partisan decisions to move the court forward to instill confidence back into our Supreme Court.”
Fallone practiced corporate law for more than 25 years and has been a law professor for the past 20 years.
“With him being a professor he has a feel for what the upcoming generation’s views are on things,” UW-Eau Claire material science major, Annie Laskowski said. “I like how he is trying to make it fairer and how he feels big businesses shouldn’t have more power over the courts decisions.”
Fallone is very active within his community, as he has founded two organizations. Centro Legal helps working families get legal help that would normally be too expensive, and Wisconsin Stem Cell Now is a group that educates and advocates the promotion of stem-cell research.
“This race is all about experience and judicial philosophy,” incumbent Pat Roggensack, Fallone’s opponent, said.
Through his academic background, Fallone said he has learned the intricacies of constitutional law, as well as how to put theories of various famous legal scholars and constitutional Supreme Court justices into the way he understands the law.
“I think that is a very useful perspective to bring,” Fallone said, “and (it) is something that will assist the deliberations of the court.”
By Samantha Griffin
Edited by Amelia Kimball