"Public defenders, such as Judge Koschnick was, are vital constituents to the political structure that is the buttress of American law and civilization," [convicted "cop killer" Theodore W.] Oswald wrote.This is true. More:
Koschnick's defense of Oswald has become an issue in his race against Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson in the April 7 election. Some critics, including a popular radio host, have said the link makes him unelectable.Those critics are extremely foolish, as is anyone who holds against Judge Koschnick his experience as a State public defender.
Even at that, the so-called "pro-criminal" rulings of the Wisconsin Supreme Court are useful arrows in the public defender's quiver.
I expect they often came in handy for then-SPD Koschnick as well.