46.15  Appointments to be from nominees.

All appointments to the supreme court and court of appeals shall be made from the nominees of the state judicial nominating commission, and all appointments to the district court shall be made from the nominees of the district judicial nominating commission. Nominees to the court of appeals shall have the qualifications prescribed for nominees to the supreme court.

Vacancies in the court of appeals shall be filled by appointment by the governor from a list of nominees submitted by the state judicial nominating commission. Five nominees shall be submitted for each vacancy. If the governor fails to make an appointment within thirty days after a list of nominees has been submitted, the appointment shall be made from the list of nominees by the chief justice of the supreme court.

Section History: Early form

  [C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 46.15]

Section History: Recent form

  83 Acts, ch 186, § 10021, 10201

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