The Associated Press is reporting that another judge is asking to be removed from the list of endorsers of Judge Rebecca Dallet for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Judge John Yackel said that while he spoke to Dallet on the phone, he never offered her his endorsement.
Dallet, a liberal, is facing Judge Michael Screnock in the April 3 election for the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice Michael Gableman.
Yackel is at least the third judge to publicly ask for his name to be removed from the list of supporters of Dallet.
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Ellen Brostrom, the daughter of Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience “Pat” Roggensack, asked for her name to be withdrawn from the list of supporters after Dallet attacked the integrity of the current court members, including Roggensack.
Brostrom was followed by Florence/Forest County Circuit Court Judge Leon Stenz who also announced last week that he was switching his endorsement to Screnock.
Dallet’s list of endorsements was temporarily down following the news Stenz withdrew his endorsement, fueling speculation that more endorsement changes were coming.
Ironically, Dallet’s website error page that appeared instead of the endorsements was the city of San Francisco, the city where Dallet held a fundraiser and said San Francisco values were the same as Wisconsin values. While Dallet did not define those values, the state senator hosting the event was the author of the bill that decriminalized deliberately exposing someone to the HIV virus without their knowledge.