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