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Federal judge nominee Louis Butler gets tough questions at his confirmation hearing

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Federal judge nominee Louis Butler got tough questions Wednesday at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The former State Supreme Court justice was recently appointed to replace retired federal judge John Shabaz of Madison.

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Butler has lost two Supreme Court elections, and was voted out last year after Gov. Jim Doyle had appointed him.

Butler told senators he's probably a better judge than a politician.

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