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Kelly: Beware of judges looking to legislate from bench

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative-leaning state Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly is warning voters to beware of judges who can’t explain why they shouldn’t legislate from the bench.

Kelly made the remarks Tuesday during a Madison luncheon sponsored by conservative think tank Pax Americana Institute.

Kelly promised to go on interpreting laws as they’re written. He said that approach is born from his philosophy that his bosses are Wisconsin’s people.

He said if a judge says he or she won’t legislate, people should ask why not. If they truly believe it they should be able to explain why like he just did.

Ed Fallone and Jill Karofsky are vying to unseat Kelly in 2020.

Conservative Justice-elect Brian Hagedorn also addressed diners, saying the founding fathers believed people’s natural rights flow from God, not government.

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    jerry

    July 10, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    I agree with justice kelly, but I wonder what response kelly is expecting us to get? These judges that legislate from the bench are fully anxious and capable of explaining their reasons. 1)The law is not broad enough.2) This is the way that “I” interpret the law.3) not enough leeway in the law, etc. The real challenge is to identify and publically expose these Hacks!

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