‘The most important election nobody’s heard of’
Control over the Wisconsin Supreme Court is on the ballot in 2023 with major state and federal implications. At present, the court has a slim 4-3 conservative majority but one of those conservative seats is now open as Justice Patience Roggensack has decided not to seek another term. If a more liberal-leaning judge wins the job in the April election, it would flip the balance of the state’s highest court for at least two years. The upcoming election may have enormous consequences, with the fate of abortion rights and redistricting on the line in the pivotal swing state.