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    March
    22
    2013

    Supreme Court Candidates Will Debate Tonight, Telecast is Sunday

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    Tonight (March 22), incumbent Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack will debate challenger Ed Fallone, a law professor at Marquette University Law School, for a 10-year term on the state supreme court. The election is April 2. The debate, which is taking place at the State Bar Center in Madison before a live audience, will air on Sunday, March 24, in Madison and La Crosse.
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    “I am pleased to be a part of the debate so that we have the opportunity to discuss our experience and judicial philosophy,” said Justice Patience Roggensack.


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    “I look forward to debating Justice Roggensack about the serious issues facing our court,” said Professor Ed Fallone.

    March 22, 2013 – The State Bar of Wisconsin is partnering with We the People/Wisconsin to host a debate between Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates tonight at 7 p.m. at the State Bar Center in Madison. 

    The incumbent, Justice Patience Roggensack, and her challenger, attorney and Marquette University Law School Professor Ed Fallone, will debate before a live audience at the State Bar Center. WISC-TV Anchor Eric Franke will moderate the debate, which features questions from citizens. This is the only planned debate between the two candidates.

    “I am pleased to be a part of the debate so that we have the opportunity to discuss our experience and judicial philosophy,” said Roggensack.  “I look forward to debating Justice Roggensack about the serious issues facing our court,” said Fallone.

    The legal community, media, and general public are invited to attend the debate in person. Limiting seating is still available for those wishing to attend. To reserve a seat, contact Katie Stenz, public affairs coordinator, by email at kstenz@wisbar.org or by phone at (608) 250-6145.

    Can’t attend in person? WISC-TV (Channel 3, Madison) will air the hour debate in its entirety on Sunday, March 24 at 10 a.m., on TVW at 9 p.m., and on WKBT-TV, (Channel 8, La Crosse) at 10:35 p.m. (delayed if NCAA tournament runs past scheduled time).​