Wisconsin Voters Head to the Polls for Important Supreme Court Election

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By Sam Mayfield

Wisconsin citizens headed to the polls this morning to vote in an important state Supreme Court election between progressive JoAnne Kloppenburg and conservative David Prosser. The outcome will be interpreted as a defeat, or a victory, for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who gutted the state’s organized labor rights earlier this spring. Walker’s controversial legislation could be appealed all the way to the state Supreme Court.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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