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The Wisconsin Supreme Court Election that Everyone Should be Watching

The Wisconsin Supreme Court election will impact reproductive rights, voting rights, and could even decide the 2024 presidential election. Yet, almost nobody is familiar with what's at stake.


Millions of voters across the country are breathing a sigh of relief now that the contentious 2022 midterm cycle and all of its chaos has been resolved for another two years. However, under the surface, a seldom-discussed state supreme court election is set to take place this spring in Wisconsin. This is a key election, whose results will determine the fate of reproductive rights in the Badger State and possibly the 2024 presidential election.

With the looming retirement of Justice Patience Roggensack twenty years after she first ascended to the court, a new statewide election will determine her successor. On February 21st, a non-partisan jungle primary will take place, situating the top two most popular candidates in a runoff election on April 4th, 202