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Judicial temperament

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument in her chambers last week, according to at least three knowledgeable sources.

I wonder if Pelosi or Obama will call on him to resign?

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Submitted by jawbone on

Now, a crotch shot photo emailed to her.... But, violence or threatened violence? And he is a Republican, so...IOKIHIAR?l

OK, seriously, I do not recognize these people who now hold important political and judicial positions in my home state. We had bad guys, like, oh, Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein, but we did not have politicans who acted as badly in so many different ways as these current Republicans. This is not the state I grew up in and spent part of my adult life.

It's embarrassing.

Wonder if his "acting out" will be swept under the rug
and ignored, just result in a stermly worded letter, or lead to actual consequences such as, oh, removal from the bench.

Will he have to recuse himself from any cases dealing with abuse which might come before the court? Heh.

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Submitted by jumpjet on

And I say this with no snark at all. Prosser is the very judge whose reelection was in such dispute and the subject of shady ballot counting so recently. To lash out violently like this now is damned inconvenient for him- on top of being a horrible example of brutality, of course.

Submitted by jawbone on

disagreed with him on a hot button issue this past March. He also threatened to "destroy" her. Called on his behavior, he said it was "entirely warranted" and she made him do it. He won anyway..

The guy is verbally abusive, and he apparently has now taken the next step. "Took it up a notch," as they say.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee paper which usually is pretty solidly with Republicans:

He said the outburst came after Abrahamson took steps to undermine him politically and to embarrass him and other court conservatives.

"In the context of this, I said, 'You are a total bitch,'?" Prosser said.

"I probably overreacted, but I think it was entirely warranted.?.?.?.?They (Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley) are masters at deliberately goading people into perhaps incautious statements. This is bullying and abuse of very, very long standing."

The Feb. 10, 2010, incident occurred as the court privately discussed a request to remove Justice Michael Gableman from a criminal case.

"In a fit of temper, you were screaming at the chief; calling her a 'bitch,' threatening her with '.?.?.?I will destroy you'; and describing the means of destruction as a war against her 'and it won't be a ground war,'?" Bradley wrote in a Feb. 18, 2010, e-mail to Prosser and others.

"In my view, a necessary step to address the dysfunction is to end these abusive temper tantrums. No one brought in from the outside is going to cure this aspect of the dysfunction."

Three days later, Justice Patience Roggensack wrote to Bradley, criticizing her for copying judicial assistants on her e-mail.

Wowzer. "Dysfunctional" is an understatement.

There's more.

I just hope Prosser doesn't exercise the new concealed carry right Walker is now able to sign into law....

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Submitted by cal1942 on

Called on his behavior, he said it was "entirely warranted" and she made him do it. He won anyway..

And this guy just got re-elected.

It's not surprising guys like Prosser exist.

The real concern is the people who voted for this guy.