A replacement will be named this afternoon for retiring state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser. Gov. Walker’s appointment is expected to maintain the majority conservative court.
Walker’s appointee will not need confirmation by the state Senate and the appointee will serve until 2020 and then can run for a 10-year-term.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported:
Gov. Scott Walker will announce at 3:50 p.m. Friday who he is appointing to replace retiring state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser.
District 2 Appeals Judge Mark Gundrum was viewed as an early favorite, but four sources said Waukesha attorney Dan Kelly had a strong shot at getting the job. The other finalist for the job is District 3 Appeals Court Judge Thomas Hruz.
The appointment is Walker’s alone to make. His appointee will not need confirmation from the state Senate or any other body.
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