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Two Supreme Court candidates signed recall-Walker petitions


UNDATED (WSAU)   Both challengers for the State Supreme Court signed last year’s petitions to recall Governor Scott Walker. Vince Megna and Ed Fallone say if they’re elected to the high court this spring, they might hear cases in which Walker is a plaintiff or defendant.

Megna and Fallone are both running against incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack. The conservative Media Trackers’ group said both her challengers were among the 900,000-plus who signed petitions which forced Walker to stand for election last June.

Megna, a Milwaukee Lemon Law attorney, has produced a series of anti-Walker videos. He said he was motivated to sign the recall petition because Walker had reduced consumer protections. Fallone’s campaign consultant, Melissa Mulliken, said he signed the petition because he thought the voters should have their say. Governors are often named in cases that go before the Supreme Court, and Mulliken says there’s no rule that requires judges to withdraw from such cases if they sign a recall petition. Megna says he would consider hearing Walker cases on an individual basis.

Last spring the state’s Judicial Commission was asked to investigate 29 circuit judges throughout Wisconsin who signed the Walker recall petitions. There was no word on how those matters turned out.