Broadcasters to host 2 State Supreme Court debates

Two televisions are involved in airing two different State Supreme Court elections ahead of the April 2 election.

The debates will be between Wisconsin Court of Appeals Chief Judge Lisa Neubauer and Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn. The candidates are running to fill the seat of Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who is not seeking re-election.

WISC-TV in Madison is hosting a debate on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in partnership with WisPolitics.com and the State Bar of Wisconsin. The debate will be held at the State Bar Center in Madison.

WISN-TV in Milwaukee is hosting a debate on March 26 from 7-8 p.m. in partnership with Marquette University Law School. The debate will be held in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School and air live on WISN-TV. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School, will moderate the debate.

“This Supreme Court election will affect every person in Wisconsin,” said Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12. “Informing our viewers about the candidates in this race is an important responsibility, and one we take very seriously.”