Speaker Vos Statement on Protasiewicz’s Refusal to Recuse

Madison…Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement regarding Justice Protasiewicz’s non-recusal announcement.

“Justice Protasiewicz should have recused herself. We think the United States Supreme Court precedent compels her recusal, and the United States Supreme Court will have the last word here.

“Justice Protasiewicz is asking to be taken at her word that she will apply the law. Given the Wisconsin Supreme Court is limiting its review of the redistricting case to two questions, legal contiguity and separation of powers, applying the law should be straightforward. The Wisconsin Supreme Court addressed these very questions less than two years ago, and the law remains the same.”