Here are the names of the 54 retired judges with a combined 1,133 years experience on the bench who filed a petition to adopt stricter recusal requirements related to campaign spending:
Glenn Hartley, James Miller, Michael Kirchman, John Albert, Sue Bischel, Richard Brown,Fred Kawalski, Darryl Deets, Francis Wasielewski, James Evenson, Thomas Donegan, C.W. Foust, James Bolgert, Michael Lucci, Dale Pasell, Dennis Luebke, Michael Nowakowski, Moria Krueger, Susan Steingass, David Flanagan, Stuart Schwartz, Benjamin Proctor, Janine Geske, Michael Skwierawski, Robert Kinney, Gordon Myse, Gerald Nichol, Diane Sorensen, Andrew Bissonnette, Dennis Montabon, Daniel Moeser, William Stewart, Jr., Sarah O’Brien, Maryann Sumi, Gary Carlson, Russell Stamper, Sr., Donald Hassin, Jr., John Hoffmann, Charles Kahn, Louis Butler, Mark Frankel, Patrick Willis, James Mohr, Allan Deehr, John Perlich, Thomas Barland, Karen Christenson, Edward Brunner, Dennis Flynn, William Johnston, Dorothy Bain, Michael Malmstadt, Phillip Todryk, Neal Nettesheim.
Here are the names of the 20 lobbying groups with financial interests in court rulings that urged Gov. Walker to approve pay raises for judges at all levels of state courts: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Wisconsin Builders Association, Wisconsin Grocers Association, Wisconsin Bankers Association, Wisconsin Realtors Association, Midwest Food Processors Association, Wisconsin Petroleum Council, Wisconsin Independent Businesses, Inc., Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, Wisconsin Propane Gas Association, Associated General Contractors, Wisconsin Insurance Alliance, Wisconsin Wine & Spirit Institute, Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association, Wisconsin Paper Council, Dairy Business Association, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, NFIB Wisconsin, Wisconsin Hospital Association, Wisconsin Restaurant Association.
Gretchen Schuldt is executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative.
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