Judicial Commission would remain independent under vote


April 16, 2015

MADISON The Legislature's budget committee has broken with Gov. Scott Walker and decided that a commission that investigates judges and court commissioners should remain independent.

The Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday unanimously rejected Walker's proposal to move the Judicial Commission under control of the state Supreme Court.

Both Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and Justice Annette Ziegler, along with the executive director of the commission, had objected to the move. Neither the court nor the commission requested the change.

Walker had defended the move as helping to streamline operations.



Associated Press