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Proposed amendment would take away right to elect State Supreme Court justices

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Voters would lose their right to elect State Supreme Court justices under a constitutional amendment proposed Monday.

Rep. Fred Kessler, D-Milwaukee, says the right has been abused by big-money campaigns.

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Kessler, a former circuit judge, proposes that governors appoint all justices and the Senate would have to confirm them.

After their 10-year terms are up, Kessler says they should automatically be re-appointed unless 13 of the 33 senators object.

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