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Wisconsin Temporary Judicial Appointments Amendment, Question 2 (April 1968)
This amendment modified Article VII, Section 24 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow temporary appointments as circuit court judges of judges with at least 8 years of service on the supreme or circuit court.
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1970
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
"Shall section 24 of article VII of the constitution be amended to permit any person who has served eight or more years as a justice of the supreme court or as a judge of the circuit court to serve temporarily on appointment by the chief justice as a judge of a circuit court under the general laws enacted by the legislature? (Note--Supreme court justices and circuit judges now must serve until compulsory retirement age to be eligible to serve temporarily on appointment by the chief justice as a circuit court judge. If this amendment is adopted, a justice or judge leaving office prior to compulsory retirement age would be eligible for such temporary appointment if he has served eight years thereby reducing the need of creating additional courts.)"
(Article VII) Section 24. No person seventy years of age or over may take office as a supreme court justice or circuit judge. No person may take or
hold such office unless he is licensed to practice law in this state and has been so licensed for five years immediately prior to his election or appointment. No supreme court justice or circuit judge may serve beyond the
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: SJR 36 & JR 101 (1965)
- Second Legislative Approval: SJR 96 & JR 56 (1967)
- This amendment was proposed in combined legislation with Question 1.
- The Wisconsin Blue Book 1970
- "Facsimile Ballot Notice Of Presidential Preference, Judicial, County Supervisor And Referendum Election April 2,1968" Wisconsin State Journal, March 25, 1968
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