Helpap weighs in for national story on state Supreme Court race
Tuesday (April 2) is Election Day in Wisconsin, and at least one of the two statewide races is drawing attention both here and elsewhere in the country. Stateline, the daily news service of The Pew Charitable Trusts, published a story Monday (April 1) on the Supreme Court contest between incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack and Marquette University Law Prof. Ed Fallone. Reporter Jake Grovum turned to our own Assistant Prof. David Helpap, Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science), who said this election isn’t as contentious as the one two years ago, between Justice David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg. “The 2011 race was so close to what was happening with the governor and the legislature that really put a spotlight on it,” Helpap said. “That has kind of subsided over the last several years — I’m just not sure (voters) make the connection.” Full story.