A look at Gov. Scott Walker's appointments to state courts since 2010, when he was elected to office.
Nelson W. Phillips III
Phillips was appointed by Walker in October 2011 and was immediately tainted by the association. Phillips worked as a state and federal prosecutor and in private practice before his appointment. He had to run for election in spring 2012, just a few months after he got the job. Despite having the support of the legal establishment, including numerous judges and lawyers of large law firms, he lost to Carolina Starks, a state administrative law judge who made Walker an issue in the campaign. Phillips did not hold office long enough to make much of an impact.
Walker's record on diversity in judicial appointments has deteriorated immensely since Phillips' appointment.
Gretchen Schuldt is executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative.
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