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Wis. Supreme Court Candidate Visits La Crosse

Posted: Updated: March 13, 2013 05:50 PM

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Supreme court hopeful Ed Fallone answered questions from the media at the county courthouse Wednesday. 

Fallone is facing off with incumbent justice Patience Roggensack for a 10-year term on the bench in the April 2 election. 

Fallone said his more than 20 years as a practicing attorney, as well as his experience teaching at Marquette University law school, have given him a wide array of legal knowledge he believes could benefit the court. 

He also maintained that he's an impartial thinker. 

"I would come to the bench as an independent thinker with an open mind," Fallone said. "I'm willing to hear both sides of any case and I've said throughout this campaign that I have no, overarching judicial philosophy." 

"I have no political agenda and I would be determined to decide each individual case on its merits," he said. 

Fallone acknowledged he signed the recall petition against Republican Governor Scott Walker last year, but said he does not believe that would sway his opinion on the constitutionality of any of the Governor's pieces of legislation one way or another. 

Roggensack, viewed as one of the court's more conservative voices, received support from Wisconsin's Club for Growth during February's primary election. Club for Growth is an organization known for supporting strong, conservative candidates in elections across the country.  


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