ICYMI: Rebecca Bradley Caught Trying to Rewrite History

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice’s Bungling Effort to Erase Details of Her Extremism, Homophobia and Racism From Internet Exposed

MADISON, Wis. — Right-wing Wisconsin state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley has been caught trying to re-write her history. As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bradley has been repeatedly and surreptitiously trying to edit her biography on the Wikipedia website to revise or erase some of the vile homophobic, racist and extreme opinions she’s expressed publicly.

A Better Wisconsin Together Deputy Director Mike Browne commented, “Rebecca Bradley has a long and shameful history of putting her extremism, homophobia and racism on the record, in her writings and in her public comments. Her bumbling attempt to rewrite history as she would like it to be doesn’t erase the vile words she wrote and spoke or the appalling sentiments that underlie them.”

Two media stories detail Rebecca Bradley’s bungling attempts to rewrite history as she would like it to be. The first details her efforts to edit entries about opinions and comments she has made as a member of the state high court, including her widely denounced comments equating COVID safer at home orders with the forced internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

A second story reveals many more attempts by Bradley to whitewash her past, including deleting her vile homophobic rants from the website.

According to the reports, Bradley’s conduct also runs afoul of Wikipedia’s editing guidelines suggesting people refrain from editing entries on themselves and could result in blocking her account in the future.

Browne concluded, “If Rebecca Bradley can’t follow simple rules for editing on Wikipedia how can we trust she’ll abide by the rule of law and treat everyone equally on the court, especially with her on-the-record extremism, racism and homophobia?”

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