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Supreme Court race, wind turbine health impacts featured on Capitol City Sunday

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Justice Pat Roggensack says her experience should give her a leg-up in her quest for re-election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Justice Roggensack is the featured guest on this weekend's edition of Capitol City Sunday.

After the controversial re-election of Justice David Prosser in 2011 and the incident in which Prosser allegedly choked Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in 2012, many believe changes are needed on the Supreme Court.

But Justice Roggensack says that has nothing to do with her, and should not be a factor that voters consider.

"Saying that you have to focus on the court and those other two justices who behaved in an inappropriate way is like saying, oh, if there's a tussle in the locker room of the Green Bay Packers, well, Aaron Rodgers contract is the next one up for review, let's fire Aaron Rodgers.  Well,  I hope that's not the action that would be taken," said Justice Roggensack.
    
Challenging Justice Roggensack are Attorney Vince Megna and Marquette Law Professor Ed Fallone, neither of whom have ever served as judges at any level.

"A large part of what we do is reviewing did other judges do it correctly?  Now, if you've done the job yourself, you know where to look, know where there might be problems," said Justice Roggensack.

In the second half of the show, Tyson Cook, a staff scientist with the environmental group Clean Wisconsin talks about a new study on wind turbines, and whether they have a negative impact on human health.

"The short answer is no, wind turbines are not making people sick," said Cook.

Cook says that's because no sound audible to the human ear could be heard in the homes used in the study.  But of the four companies that did testing for the study, all found lower frequency noises, with at least one concluding that those noises could be causing people to experience nausea, dizziness and headaches.

"Up around Shirley, people are reporting these health impacts, without being able to hear the wind turbines.  And that's something that hasn't been shown or documented before in peer-reviewed literature," said Cook.

Shirley, Wisconsin, near Green Bay, is where those tests were conducted because a number of people who live near turbines there have reported chronic health problems.

Capitol City Sunday airs at 9:00 a.m. on WKOW, right after This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

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