Subscribe | E-Editions | River News 75 | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Flanders Realty Group

home : opinions : letters to the editor
June 25, 2019

3/28/2019 7:30:00 AM
Reder endorses Neubauer for state's highest court

To the Editor:

On Tuesday, April 2 we will elect a justice for our state Supreme Court. One of the candidates, Judge Lisa Neubauer, Chief Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, is extremely well-qualified. She has a stellar record of the kind of judicial appointments that prepare one for the highest court in the state. She is also well-regarded by her colleagues throughout Wisconsin.

The other candidate, Brian Hagedorn, should be rejected by all voters who want fairness for all citizens. He is regarded as an extremist even by many of those who generally share his conservative views.

As an example of this, the Wisconsin Realtors Association, which represents the real estate industry here and normally backs conservative Supreme Court candidates, withdrew its support for Hagedorn and asked for its $18,000 donation back.

Why did they take this unusual step? Because Hagedorn's views about the LGBT community are so radical that they call into question whether he would even be able to fairly apply the principles of equality that our constitution guarantees.

As another example, he has received financial support for years from an organization that believes transgender people should be sterilized.

As a private citizen, Hagedorn is free to believe what he wants. But no court that is the ultimate referee on issues affecting our entire state should seat someone who is so far out of the mainstream. I hope you'll join me on April 2 in voting for the one candidate who is unquestionably qualified: Judge Lisa Neubauer.



Alan Reder

Elcho






Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search
search sponsored by



Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE


Today's Circulars
Print-N-Save Coupons
Order photo reprints

Classifieds
Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Twitter









Life
Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions


The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2019 1up!

Software © 1998-2019 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved