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Newspaper: 29 judges sign Walker recall petition

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A newspaper analysis finds that 29 judges from 15 Wisconsin counties were among those who signed petitions to recall Gov. Scott Walker.

An analysis by Gannett Wisconsin Media found that about 12 percent of the state's approximately 250 county-level judges signed the petition.

The Sheboygan Press (http://shebpr.es/y8R8Pk ) reports Sunday that the judges who agreed to be interviewed say their decisions were constitutionally protected, and are not banned by the Wisconsin Code of Judicial Conduct.

Milwaukee County had the most judges sign the petition. Eleven judges, or about one-fourth of the judges in the county, signed the recall effort.

The data shows none of the state's 16 appeals court judges or seven Supreme Court justices signed the petitions.

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Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

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