Wisconsin Judicial Selection Commission Amendment (2013)
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The measure would have created a judicial selection commission, selected by the legislature. The commission would have recommended five candidates to the governor, who would have proceeded to make the final selection with Senate approval.
Both Schultz and Cullen argued that elections have been influenced by special interest money, which questions credibility and creates a partisan divide. Most recently, according to reports, the court has been in the spotlight following an alleged physical confrontation between Supreme Court Justices David Prosser and Ann Walsh Bradley.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Wisconsin Constitution
The measure was sponsored by Republican Senator Dale Schultz and Democratic Senator Tim Cullen, as well as Fred Risser and Robert Jauch, and was formally introduced September 2011. It was referred to the Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations, but failed to be adopted.