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    May 02, 2016

    Governor Seeks Applicants for Wisconsin Supreme Court Vacancy

    May 2, 2016 – Gov. Scott Walker is seeking applications for appointment to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The application deadline is May 19, 2016.

    The new appointee will replace Justice David T. Prosser Jr., who recently announced his resignation from the court with five years remaining in his term. Prosser, first elected in 2001, was re-elected in 2011 to a 10-year term, which ends in 2021.

    Justice Prosser’s resignation is effective July 31, 2016. The new appointee would be up for election in April 2020.

    Under the Wisconsin Constitution, the governor must use the appointment process to fill vacancies on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, but the constitution also prohibits two supreme court elections in one year. With elections scheduled for 2017 (Justice Annette Ziegler), 2018 (Justice Michael Gableman), and 2019 (Justice Shirley Abrahamson), the first open election cannot be held until April 2020 for Prosser’s seat.

    Those interested in the position should submit an application no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume of no more than two pages, two writing samples, and a judicial application.

    Potential applicants with questions about the process should email To speak with someone immediately, contact Daniel Sievert at (608) 266-1212.

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