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Liberals Gain Control of Wisconsin Supreme Court for the first time in 15 years

  Democratic-backed Milwaukee County Circuit   Judge Janet Protasiewicz   won the crucial seat, defeating Republican-backed former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly.  The court will now be controlled 4-3 by left-leaning justices for at least the next two years. During that time, the court is expected to decide on a pending lawsuit challenging the state’s 1849 law  banning abortion. Protasiewicz, 60, described herself as feeling "delighted and thrilled" after voters elected her in the consequential contest that gave the court's liberal members a majority for the first time in 15 years. Over 1.7 million Wisconsin voters participated in the Tuesday election — surpassing the approximately 1.6 million voters who took part in the 2011 election, which elected Justice David Prosser. Wisconsin's Supreme Court race was also the most expensive in U.S. history, topping $42 million and nearly tripling the previous national record for a court race. "I feel great. I cou

MSNBC' Chris Hayes: Supreme Court conservative majority is ‘high council of Fox News viewers’

  “Because the conservative majority has tossed away all pretense of being anything other than, essentially, a high council of Fox News viewers, they decided her case should be heard before the Supreme Court,” says Chris Hayes on the Colorado web designer case.  In an other interview on "The Story" Monday, Smith said that she wants to use her creative expression to design websites for couples in a way that is consistent with her faith, but feels the state of Colorado is "compelling" her to communicate a message through her designs that promote same-sex marriage and violates "the core" of her religious beliefs. "I want to create unique one-of-a-kind expression and artwork and I want to design websites – wedding websites – specifically that are consistent with my faith," Smith told Fox News. "But the state of Colorado is compelling and controlling my speech, chilling it and forcing me to communicate a message through my custom unique artwor

July 4th bashing justified after Supreme Court 'declared a war against women,' NJ Gov. Murphy tells CNN

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy had no issue with liberal celebrities boycotting  the 4th of July  over the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion. While on CNN's "New Day" Tuesday morning, the Democrat was asked to comment on Hollywood stars like Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian and Jessica Chastain sharing their disgust over celebrating America's Independence Day in light of the high court overturning Roe v. Wade. "Governor, I know you see that celebrity women and many non-celebrity women who found that the idea of celebrating independence was actually insulting after the Supreme Court decision. What do you think about that?"  the struggling morning show's  co-host Brianna Keilar asked Murphy. "I mean, who could blame them?" he responded. Murphy went on to praise America as still "the greatest nation on Earth," but the Democrat tempered that patriotic statement by blasting the Supreme Court as a "right-wing" institution that had &qu