Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates make case to counties

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two of the three candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court say the current court controlled by conservatives is dysfunctional.

Liberal Madison attorney Tim Burns and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet attacked the court as they made the case for their candidacies Wednesday at a meeting of the Wisconsin Counties Association.

A third candidate, Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock, says it is "deeply troubling" that Burns and Dallet are "actively campaigning on the political issues they hold dear."

Burns has been openly running as a Democrat in the nonpartisan race. Dallet says she's a moderate, but she's tried to attract Democrats and ran an ad attacking President Donald Trump.

Screnock is backed by conservatives and he says it was a privilege as an attorney to defend Gov. Scott Walker's Act 10 law limiting union power.

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