New Wisconsin justice to be sworn in during ultramarathon
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice-elect Jill Karofsky says she will be sworn in while running an ultramarathon.
The liberal-leaning Karofsky defeated conservative incumbent Daniel Kelly in April to narrow the court’s conservative majority to 4-3. She’s due to be sworn in on Saturday.
She sent an email to supporters Tuesday saying she would like to invite everyone to a “big party” to celebrate her inauguration but the coronoavirus pandemic means people must social distance.
Instead, she says she will be sworn in while she’s running a 100-mile ultramarathon through south-central Wisconsin.
She says she will pause at the 35-mile marker for an outdoor ceremony.
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