UPDATE: Gov. Walker dismissed after serving on jury

UPDATED Wednesday, January 8, 2014 --- 5:13 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he enjoyed his experience sitting on the jury of a personal injury case, even though he didn't get to be a part of the deliberations.

Walker told The Associated Press that on Monday night he alerted the judge, through law enforcement officials, that he received $2,000 in campaign donations from the CEO of Secura Insurance. The Appleton insurance firm was the defendant in the case Walker was hearing in Milwaukee County.

Walker says after that was disclosed, it was determined he would serve as the alternate juror. He was dismissed from the case after closing arguments Wednesday.

Walker says he hopes his experience shows that anyone can be selected for jury duty and that "nobody should consider themselves too busy to be picked."

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


UPDATED Tuesday, January 7, 2014 --- 11:27 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is part of a Milwaukee County jury that's hearing a personal injury lawsuit.

The governor wasn't picked to hear a murder trial, but was selected late Monday for the jury that will hear Carri and Michael Natarelli's personal injury lawsuit.

The governor says he has been called for jury duty twice before, once while he was serving in the state Assembly and once when he was Milwaukee County executive, but was not chosen for the cases.

The Journal Sentinel says Judge Kevin Martens told jurors the trial is expected to last two days. Walker's home is in the Milwaukee County community of Wauwatosa.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 --- 2:22 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker showed up for jury duty but was not picked to hear a murder trial in Milwaukee County.

Walker and 18 other potential jurors were struck from the panel Monday. No reasons were given.

But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Walker must wait with the rest of the juror pool until at least Monday afternoon for other trials that get underway.

Walker, who lives in Wauwatosa, says it was the third time he's been called for jury duty since holding public office.

He says he was not selected to sit on any trials during those stints.

Walker's jury duty this week had originally been scheduled for last summer but was deferred because of the July Milwaukee County Courthouse fire.

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