WisconsinWatch: Supreme Court Justice Prosser allegedly grabbed female justice by neck
Post by Jesse Russell on 6/25/2011 10:12am
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser's temper is well documented. In March, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that last year Prosser called Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson a "bitch" and threatened to "destroy" her. Prosser admitted he had made the comments and suggested it was an isolated incident of getting hot under the robe.
While serving time as a Representative for Appleton, Prosser had a number of documented incidents where he threw temper tantrums on the floor of the People's House. In one case Prosser resorted to "pounding the podium and screaming at other representatives, because a film crew was there documenting debate on a health care bill."
This morning the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is reporting that Prosser "allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument in her chambers last week."
Article author Bill Lueders said he was informed by "three knowledgeable sources." So far, no one directly involved with the allegations has been willing to comment on the record. Read the entire piece here.
Update 6/26: Justice Bradley has released a statement confirming the choking incident.
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