Wersal for Justice - Greg Wersal For MN Supreme Court Justice
What Happened to Minnesota’s Judicial Elections:
A Story about the Abuse of Power and the Stealing of Elections
Your Vote - Judicial Accountability and Greg Wersal
Judges have become policy makers in our society. They decide all sorts of issues from fiscal issues, such as school funding and state appropriations, to social issues such as criminal sentences and child custody. As public policy makers they should be accountable to the public and to your vote. That is a simple concept.
Greg Wersal believes that judges must be accountable to the Constitution and to the public. Greg believes in the right to vote and that people have a right to choose their judges. Greg believes in that simple concept and he believes it is worth fighting for. Greg Wersal’s story is that he fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court for your right to vote and to make judges accountable. He has fought in the hearing rooms of the Minnesota Legislature. And he fights today in his election campaign to make judges accountable to the public.
Who is Greg Wersal? Greg Wersal is perhaps the lawyer judges hate most. This is because Greg Wersal has worked tirelessly to make judges accountable to the public through free, open and competitive elections.
Who is Greg Wersal?
Who is Greg Wersal? Greg Wersal is perhaps the lawyer judges hate most. This is because Greg Wersal has worked tirelessly to make judges accountable to the public through free, open and competitive elections. If you do not know of Greg Wersal’s story, keep reading and you will know why some people call Greg Wersal a “hero.”
When most people go to vote, they have no idea who the judicial candidates are or why they should vote for them. This doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by design. The judges who created this system want it to work that way -- because they keep getting re-elected.
In a normal election, you would expect the candidate to tell you their views on legal and political issues. Then you, as a voter, would be able to make an intelligent choice when you vote. But the judges created a rule that prohibited judicial candidates from stating their views on legal and political issues.
In a normal election, you would expect the candidate to raise money so that he could get his message out to the public. But in a judicial campaign, the candidates are prohibited from personally soliciting campaign funds. This rule created by the Minnesota Supreme Court made it virtually impossible for a challenger to win against an incumbent judge.
In a real sense these elections were/are sham elections -- stolen elections -- that did/do not serve the public, but only serve the interests of the incumbents who want to maintain their positions of power.
Greg Wersal challenged some of the most flagrant rules as unconstitutional infringements of free speech in a case that went all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court. And Greg won! (For more information on this 8 year battle see the article entitled Fixing Judicial Elections.) As a result of Greg’s fight, judicial candidates can state their views on legal issues and should be able to solicit funds for their campaigns.
But the story does not end there.
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