Saturday, June 25, 2011

Justice Prosser Throttles Colleague

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, alleged victim of an
assault by Justice David Prosser
In an incident reported to the Capitol Police, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly assaulted another Supreme Court Justice, Ann Walsh Bradley, grabbing her by the throat in her office in the presence of other Justices.
[Witnesses] say an argument that occurred before the court’s release of a decision upholding a bill to curtail the collective bargaining rights of public employees culminated in a physical altercation in the presence of other justices. Bradley purportedly asked Prosser to leave her office, whereupon Prosser grabbed Bradley by the neck with both hands.
The argument allegedly stemmed from the recent 4-3 decision overturning collective bargaining.
It is unclear what day the incident took place. Sources say it happened last week, before the court’s release of its ruling on the collective bargaining case. The decision was released on the afternoon of June 14.
Needless to say, this violates numerous cannons of professional conduct for Wisconsin judges as well as several criminal statutes.

This is what happens when ideology trumps good sense and we re-elect an ideological drone to our state's highest court.

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