By Jeff Simpson
The law of supply and demand is finally taking place in WI. Under Scott Walker and his pay for play system, there are so many people anteing up to have a piece of our State that the prices are coming down.
Now it only costs $1600 to become a judge on the 1st district court of appeals!
If Scott Walker had an ounce of economic sense, he would know that with 6 people vying for a spot, he could get at least $2000 out of someone.
Seven judges and lawyers have applied for an opening on the 1st District Court of Appeals.
But there is only one favorite: Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Bradley.
Bradley once belonged to the Republican National Lawyers Association and led the local chapter of the Federalist Society, a conservative lawyers group.
Walker appointed Bradley to the court in 2012, and she was later elected to a six-year term. She has given $1,600 to Walker's campaign. Bradley considered running for the state Supreme Court this year but decided against it.
Also applying for the post are Milwaukee County Circuit Judge William Brash; Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Koenig; and Lisa Lawless, attorney at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. The three other applicants asked that their names remain confidential, which is their option.
A judicial selection committee interviews candidates and makes recommendations to the governor's legal team, which then does the same. Walker makes the selection after doing his own interviews. The process usually takes eight to 12 weeks.