When Judges Attack: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser Accused Of Choking Colleague During Argument

We have been following the intra-court war on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the recent narrow victory of conservative Justice David Prosser in his reelection. The prior controversy involved Prosser calling Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson a “total bitch.” Now, fellow justice Ann Walsh Bradley has accused Prosser of putting her in a chokehold during a dispute. Prosser denies the allegation.

Other reports state that it was Bradley who “charged” Prosser, who raised his hands to defend himself and made contact with her neck.

At the rate they are going, the Wisconsin Supreme Court could be perfect for the next reality show on Fox.

Notably, in the earlier controversy, Prosser included Bradley in his complaint about being harassed and pushed to profanity: “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.”

Bradley told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the incident and described the encounter:”The facts are that I was demanding that he get out of my office and he put his hands around my neck in anger in a chokehold.”

The confrontation reportedly occurred before the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month upholding Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s bill eliminating most of public employees’ collective bargaining rights. It was a 4-3 decision overruling Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi.

There is no report of an assault charge by Bradley who says that she came forward after she heard Prosser deny the allegation.

Source: USAToday

Jonathan Turley

83 thoughts on “When Judges Attack: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser Accused Of Choking Colleague During Argument”

  1. “I’ve read about 50 of Mike S’s posts in the last month and he hasn’t made any sense in any of them. That’s just too high a number to attribute to chance.”

    Nor have I expected you to make sense of them. Some were written seriously and so their content was way above your intellectual pay grade.
    Others were direct invective aimed at you and specifically implying what I deem as your varied faults. Since self-awareness is a characteristic you don’t possess, I would hardly expect you to understand them. I was posting those comments because ridiculing someone with the mendacity and density that you possess is a guilty pleasure.

    In that sense, everyone else, while your defending me is emotionally satisfying, there is no need, because given what I’ve called this troll its
    defensiveness and its consequent lashing out is to be expected.

  2. That article above reads like it’s Prosser who is ‘a master at deliberately goading people into’ something.

    And then to accuse his victim of exactly that, that is classic Republicanism.

    And that whole description ‘according to one witness’ and ‘another source’.

    Really. I’ll just go out on a limb and say they were both Republicans.

    Credibility: 0.

    A Republican is the lowest form of dirt in life and a Wisconsin Republican is dirt compared to them.

  3. And where did the original “story” come from?

    It was leaked to the George Soros–funded Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, who used three anonymous sources to back up Bradley’s story.

    Credibility = 0

  4. LK,

    ” Am I the only one getting that ‘repressed to the point of being another creepy Republican’ feeling?”

    This has one meaning, and one meaning only. I understand why you won’t own it, but it certainly owns you.

  5. “In political science, nonpartisan denotes an election, event, organization or person in which there is no formally declared association with a political party affiliation.”

    Having an ideology is not the same as having a formally declared association with a political party affiliation.

  6. anon: “No, you didn’t. Cause you don’t even have the guts to admit what kind of smear you are peddling.

    He’s a single, repressed, conservative, creepy, republican that hates women who would not press charges against a priest and voted down sexual liberation laws, and you just have to wonder why, but no, you did not call him gay.”

    I’m thinking never married (and presumably abstinent considering his desire to criminalize sex outside of marriage), repressed, conservative, republican that assaults a women and who would not press charges against a priest and voted down sexual liberation laws is enough to be creepy all on their own.

    Don’t carp on me for calling him gay when I didn’t. Unless he’s a hypocrite he’s spent his life celibate and protected the family by voting to keep criminalized, sex outside of marriage- far creepier than being sexual in any adult, consenting capacity IMO.

    But as long as we’re talking ad homenem attacks how about this one to the posters in general:

    “… Such Gallant White Knights, one and all!

    Shame on you, by which I mean, “f you”.” Anon.

    LOL, come sit by me Anon, we’ll think up some more shameful ad homenem attacks. Your brevity is admirable, maybe you could help me to learn to edit mine into a more succinct form.

  7. kd,

    Does that mean you are taking a hint and leaving? Good boy…Now, you can put your colander wrapped with aluminium foil back on….they do have some that won’t stick to your skin….really…be sure and change the micro chip settings in your teeth….if you need help…call 911 and ask them to assist….I am sure they will be happy to help….remember 911…..then again….they like to have you call and hang up on them….

  8. There is a reference to the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute in the thread above. I did a bit of research on it and found it is supposed to be a non-partisan, non-profit organization. However, they are in truth a group specifically formed to advocate conservative and generally right wing positions. They do not publish anything that could be considered progressive or liberal by any stretch of the imagination. When we look at what they DO compared to what they say they do, it give the lie to the claim they are non-partisan. Credibility = 0

  9. Kderosa, You find Mike S. is unable to make any sense? I suggest his writings are above your comprehension level if you can’t see the sense of them. Don’t dis him for your personal problem.

  10. kd,

    Do you still hear me when I talk or have you changed to a different frequency? Just checkin…..mouth still sore after last night? Just checkin…. There are easier ways to deal with it….don’t you know?

  11. @AY, I may have been wrong about the tinfoil hat, Now, I’m thinking you might be hearing these conspiratorial voices in your fillings. Like a radio. Try pulling those teeth and let me know if the voices stop.

  12. But, but, but Elaine……He wants to play troll he should be the best roll he can be or he should get off… it is really a waste of his koch brothers money…. they can pay for better stuff than this….attacking everyone…. uh hmmm…that’s the way I like it…uh hu….

  13. Well sir or madam whichever it is…You did not really read my other post… who do you get yours from so we won’t have clashing signals….really…is this the best you can do?

    You kock brothers are not getting what they paid for or maybe they are….you are a second class or maybe third rate troll….

    Almost every troll I have dealt with is better than you….You do realize that? Just checking oz….just checkin……

  14. @AY, sounds like you haven’t replaced your tinfoil hat like I suggested.

    Is that a clear enough shot for you, sport?

    And, again, the source is Christian Schneider. he’s a guy who wrote an article just like the original USATODAY source.

    Is that clear or do I need to use smaller words?

  15. kderosa,

    You may have stated where it came from, however….you did not cite your source….You want people to take you seriously…..well….cite your source…We feel you are a troll posting under numerous non de plumes…

    Lets say this and hear this well….If you fuck with Spindell you fuck with a whole bunch of us….You wanna rip him one…take your shots here at me or buddha…Is this clear?

Comments are closed.