Stuck in the car yesterday, the Brawler had the misfortune of hearing Charlie Sykes continue his jihad against Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler. Sykes homed in on the Knapp case, a case that revolved around questions of police withholding someone's Miranda rights and the admissibility of physical evidence before such rights were read.
Long story short, the majority opinion in that case, led by Butler, came down against the cops. Sykes argument resembled his conclusion in a Wisconsin Policy Research Institute paper:
What stunned the dissenters and many court watchers, however, was the court’s decision to ignore the specific decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case before it.
And while you're at it, read iT's whole archive of stories on the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. It's a tale of useful idiots, falsity in advertising, an ignorant Burnett County judge and the shadowy interests that want to place him on the top bench in the state. And remember: Vote April 1.