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Forum addresses Wisconsin Supreme Court elections

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court will participate in a panel discussion Tuesday examining the influence of money and politics on judicial elections.

Justices Patrick Crooks and Ann Walsh Bradley will be on the "Justice, Money and Politics" panel at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

All seven members of the court signed a letter last year in support of public financing for Supreme Court elections. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson is up for re-election in April. She has no announced opponent, but Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Randy Koschnick has said he is leaning toward running.

The panel is to examine public financing as well as possibly moving to merit selection and other issues related to judicial elections.

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