Xoff at Whallah! is monitoring the barely coherent gesticulations of local radio shouter Mark Belling (so you don't have to).
Belling claims that Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Randy Koschnick is "decrying" Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson's "obsession with overturning the convictions of criminals."
(That would be Belling's own outlandish characterization, evidently.)
But Koschnick, in his former pre-judge incarnation as a State public defender, "is the lawyer who tried to help Ted Oswald get away with murdering a cop."
Therefore Koschnick has "as much credibility on these issues as [Belling does] at a teachers union meeting." (Apparently Belling has something against teachers as well.)
Koschnick is challenging Abrahamson in an election next April. Lawyers, trial court judges, and appeals court judges all play significantly different — and equally legitimate — roles in the system.
And those are precisely the distinctions that Mike Gableman assiduously and disingenuously labored to erase in his own quest for one of those positions last winter.
Elsewhere Xoff reports* that Marquette law professor Rick Esenberg has formally spurned John Foust's invitation to enter the race.
Mr. Foust's little-publicized entreaties are buried throughout the comments threads at Esenberg's now mostly dormant blog.
* WisPolitics.com wants $75 to view the Esenberg "press release." Is that some kind of a joke?