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A question for Charlie - if the Republicans can impeach Protasiewicz and turn her into a non-participant, is there any reason they couldn't do that to 1 or 2 of the remaining liberal judges on the court? Turning Protasiewicz into a Zombie Judge only makes for a 3 to 3 court. If the court can be changed to 3 to 2 or less, Republicans can make changes that no one can stop.

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I live in WI (Charlie's hometown). Sent message to Robin Vos today that I am disgusted with Republicans trying yet again to overturn my vote and the vote of my husband, friends, and neighbors. I encourage everyone to reach out to their state and federal reps as needed. Though I don't know for certain, I am guessing there is a calculation that for every call or email, it represents x number of people in the district.

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Their presence inside soils that extraordinarily beautiful building😡

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Many thanks for including the Berlinski (sp?) piece.

Musk is hazardous.

How do we get our sat comms out of his mitts?

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The GOP strategy for undoing the People's will, on all three levels of government:

Lie, cheat and steal to get around pesky majority contrarian voters, then let them try us. We'll just fire the ruling judges!

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New term for being intentionally screwed on mass media by (an) irresponsible character(s):

"Musk Fusked"

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I live in Wisconsin not sure why republicans do get idea after losing many state wide races that WI is 50/50 you can not take radical positions or put up bad candidates. She won too bad for them.

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Forget the SCOTUS. About time the Justice Dept filed a RICO case. This is clearly against any law. Just because they are legislators entitled to separation of powers, they are not outside the law.

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Charlie, a question on Wisconsin law. If the Wisconsin Assembly swallows the poison pill and impeaches Justice Protasiewicz and then the Senate sits on it, does anything prevent her from resigning and then the governor from immediately reappointing her, to re-run her election next Spring -- except with lots of voters really, REALLY angry at the Legislature?

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Feels like another nail in the coffin. Be strong WI.

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I live in Mequon 53097. It would be a colossal political error for the Republicans to touch Janet Protasiewicz. Her win cannot be overstated. She is very well known, well liked and well connected in the state. She drew so many voters from a huge cross section of the state. I follow politics closely and know lots of people and everyone seems to know and like Janet P. Her campaign was amazing. She is just a normal relatable person from Milwaukee. Many Republicans voted for her; if the Republican Party does this they will make many new enemies and lose more of their former members. The party as a whole is not good for the state. More and more people are realizing this.

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The very definition of a GOP pol: "He set[s] a dangerous precedent for the independence of the judiciary, destroy[s] his reputation, and set[s] off a chaotic and unpredictable chain reaction." We expect no less. Well done, Speaker Vos.

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After reading Lueders' piece, you really wish that there were some adults around to give the members of the Supreme Court there a good spanking.

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In European parliamentary terms, the Wisconsin state legislature is contemplating dissolving the electorate.

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It would serve them right if they did move forward with suspending or impeaching her, only to lose their majorities in the next several elections. This is madness; basically flipping off voters who elected her.

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It's almost as if the idea of electing judges may not be such a good idea ...

Do you know how many countries in the world elect their judges in whole or in part? Four.

Oh and one of those, Japan, had its Constitution written by the U.S. (in case you're curious the other two are Bolivia and Switzerland).

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