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Methods of Judicial Selection: Wisconsin

Judicial Nominating Commissions

Governor Walker's Advisory Council on Judicial Selection makes recommendations to the governor in the event of interim judicial vacancies.  The council is composed of a number of permanent members and up to two temporary members who sit on the commission for a specific vacancy.  If the vacancy occurs at the court of appeals or trial court level, the temporary members must live in the geographic area served by that court.  The council provides the governor with a list of three to five nominees for the position within six weeks.  The governor is not bound by the commission's recommendations.