Scott Walker got donations from executive for firm in trial Walker was picked to serve on jury

What a small world…

Gov. Scott Walker remained on a jury in a personal injury civil trial Tuesday, despite having received campaign donations from an executive of an insurance company that is a defendant in the case.

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Kevin Martens noted someone had disclosed to him that the governor had received donations from a Secura executive. The judge made his remarks before jurors were brought into the courtroom.

Walker received $2,000 in donations from Secura CEO John Bykowski from 2009 to 2011, according to a campaign finance database maintained by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. The five Bykowski donations to Walker all were made while Bykowski was a Secura executive.

4 comments to Scott Walker got donations from executive for firm in trial Walker was picked to serve on jury

  • Joe Kallas

    First of all, the Governor should not be on any jury while in office. He certainly could/would have been excused if he had tried to.
    Is he just so important that even the courts can’t function without him? His arrogance apparently has no boundaries!

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  • Cat Kin

    Strange state of affairs. Which reminds me of the one time I actually sat on a jury (after being selected several times to go sit in the court house and wait).

    This one time I got picked for a jury, it was a rather confusing burglary case with a lot of circumstantial evidence presented. When we, the jury, went into conference on the verdict there was one guy who was sure about what happened and instructed the rest of us what he knew the facts to be and to vote the man guilty. I wasn’t as sure as he was, but I couldn’t disagree. So, in order to end the conscription and get back to my work, I voted for conviction and the man went to jail. It has bothered me ever since that I did not provoke a lengthier discussion of the case.

    So Walker could have been a plant for the company, but doesn’t seem worth the risk for a measly 2 grand. More speculation of course.

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  • nonquixote

    As I mentioned at another site, this is the first time in 25 years of civil service (government teat) employment, that Walker was performing anything close to actual civic duties related to the position even if it was just waiting as an alternate juror. Must be trying to create a better resume for the national udder.

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  • Sue

    Have any of the other jurors signed the recall petition? Dan Bice should find out, then imply that it will affect their perception.

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