A Better Wisconsin Together Thanks Justice Ann Walsh Bradley for Her Service, Honors Her Legacy as She Announces Retirement

MADISON, Wis. — With news today that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley will not seek another term, A Better Wisconsin Together is thanking her for her exemplary service on our state’s highest court and her tireless dedication to upholding our rights and freedoms in Wisconsin.

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley was not only the first woman elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court without first being appointed, she also served as the first female lawyer in Marathon County, and later also became the first female circuit court judge in Marathon County.

The following are statements from A Better Wisconsin Together Communications Director Lucy Ripp:

“From her time as a circuit court judge to her nearly 30-year tenure on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has blazed trails for women in Wisconsin and indisputably made our state a better place for all.

“A strong advocate for democracy, the rule of law, and Wisconsinites’ constitutional rights, we owe Justice Ann Walsh Bradley a debt of gratitude for her decades of public service.

“Most recently, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley joined her fellow progressive majority on the court by striking down legislative maps that were heavily gerrymandered by partisan Republicans, and ordering that new and fair maps be instituted for Wisconsin voters.

“Through her remaining time on the court and into her retirement, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley will continue to be a champion for justice for all, and when Wisconsinites will choose a new justice in 2025 they will pick a successor who will carry on her legacy of doing right by Wisconsinites, democracy, and our constitutional rights and freedoms.”

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A Better Wisconsin Together is a state-based research and communications hub for progressives and is an affiliate of ProgressNow.