Governor Scott Walker on Friday (July 22) appointed Attorney Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice David Prosser’s forthcoming retirement. The Wisconsin State Journal reports Kelly is a conservative Waukesha lawyer who has built a lengthy career in commercial litigation.
Under state law, appointees to the state Supreme Court stand for election at the first year in which a Supreme Court election isn’t already scheduled, and in this case contests are already planned for 2017, ’18 and ’19. That means that — should he choose to run — Kelly would be on the ballot in 2020 according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Justice David Prosser’s retirement is effective July 31, 2016.
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