Governor Walker Announces Judge Michael Brennan to Serve as Chairman of Judicial Selection Advisory Committee

–Governor Walker announced today that Judge Michael Brennan has agreed to serve as Chairman of the Judicial Selection Advisory Committee.  The Judicial Selection Advisory Committee was created by Governor Walker’s Executive Order #29 to help guide his judicial selection process and ensure that judges of the highest caliber who share a commitment to the rule of law are selected to serve Wisconsin.

“A fair and impartial judicial system is vital to our government,” said Governor Scott Walker. “We rely on our judges to be true to the rule of law and to use their power to secure justice, protect property rights, and preserve liberty for Wisconsin citizens. I’m thrilled that Judge Brennan has agreed to help our state find the very best attorneys to serve in our judiciary.” 

“I thank Governor Walker for the honor and privilege to serve as chairman of the Judicial Selection Advisory Committee,” said Judge Michael Brennan. “Judicial selection deserves great attention because of the awesome power of the Third Branch of government. Because the exercise of that power depends on the person in the robe, the Judicial Selection Advisory Committee will be committed to finding the best Wisconsin attorneys to serve in our judiciary. We will help the Governor appoint as judges people who are faithful to the rule of law, and who embrace the proper role of the judiciary to interpret and not to make that law.” 

The JSOnline blog “Proof and Hearsay” also noted Brennan’s selection and additional information about the newly-created Judicial Selection Advisory Committee.