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Wis. Justice Prosser: No Comment On Report That I Grabbed Female Justice By The Neck


The alleged incident is also said to have been reported to Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs, as well as the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, which investigates allegations of misconduct involving judges. Both of those parties declined to confirm or deny the reports to the paper.

Back in March, the state of civility on the court became an issue in Prosser re-election, when it was reported that in 2010 he had called another one of the court's liberals, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, a "total bitch." When this was reported in March, Prosser seemed to simultaneously back off from and stick by the comment, blaming both Abrahamson and Bradley, the latter of whom he is now accused of assaulting:

"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."