Gov. Walker appoints Dan Kelly to state Supreme Court


Today, Gov. Walker announced the appointing of Dan Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Milwaukee lawyer Dan Kelly was appointed because Justice David Prosser is retiring at the end of this month. Kelly was one of three finalist for the Governor’s appointment.

The appointment of Kelly allows the court to maintain a 5-2 conservative majority. He will serve until 2020 and at that time can run for a 10-year-term, but currently does not need the approval of the state Senate.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

Gov. Scott Walker on Friday named a little-known Waukesha lawyer to the state Supreme Court, putting Daniel Kelly on the bench and keeping in place the high court’s 5-2 conservative majority.

Kelly — who in his application called affirmative action and slavery the same morally — will replace retiring Justice David Prosser on Aug. 1, the start of the court’s new term, according to The Associated Press.

For more, visit: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.




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