Thank you to Professor Ed Follone for speaking to our club at Tuesday's meeting about some of the issues being faced in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election this Spring. Ed Fallone is a constitutional scholar. An expert in corporate and criminal law, whose advice has been sought from a wide range of people, including Senator Herb Kohl in connection with confirmation hearings of four United States Supreme Court Justices: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen. Much like Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Barack Obama and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he is an academic-- a law professor for the past ~30 years at Marquette University Law School where he has taught over 2,300 members of the Wisconsin Bar, including current and former judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and Rotary Club Presidents-elect.

Ed has been an advocate his entire life for individual rights, including civil rights, human rights, women's rights and more-- his entire career has been spent fighting for justice. The son of a Mexican immigrant, he is a leader in the Latino community who started the Latino Community Center for at-risk youth to prevent the school-to-prison pipeline in a previously high crime neighborhood of Milwaukee's Southside, Centro Legal which provides affordable legal services, and has done extensive work with Catholic Charities for immigrants.

Ed is running for Wisconsin Supreme Court looking to add some diversity to the otherwise all white Supreme Court. if elected he would be just the first Latino Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, and only the second justice of color in Wisconsin's history.