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State of Wisconsin

Methods of Judicial Selection: Wisconsin

Removal of Judges

Wisconsin judges may be removed in one of four ways:
  • On the recommendation of the judicial commission and after review, the supreme court may reprimand, censure, suspend, or remove a judge.

  • Judges may be impeached by a majority vote of the assembly and convicted by a two-thirds vote of the senate.

  • Judges may be removed by address of both houses of the legislature with the concurrence of two thirds of the members of each house.

  • Judges are subject to recall election.