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State Supreme Court constitutional amendment passes

Wisconsin voters decided on the make-up of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in two ways on Tuesday. First, they choose to re-elect Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.  She will serve a third 10-year term, after defeating her challenger, Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley 58 to 42 percent. Bradley is one of the seven-member court's two liberal justices.

Secondly, voters chose to change the way the Court's chief justice is selected.  Right now, the most senior justice is named the chief.  However, because the referendum on the ballet passed, it will change to a member voted to lead by the entire court, effectively making it a partisan position. That referendum passed 53 to 47 percent.

The state supreme court has seven justices. They're elected by voters to 10-year terms.

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