Wisconsin state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, who is seeking re-election in this swing state's now highly-polarized environment, is continuing to explain the poor relationships on the court, which resulted in the public recently learning that he called Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson "a total bitch" last year. As Prosser tells it, the liberal members have ganged up on him and created a "foul atmosphere" -- which, he said, will be solved once he is re-elected.
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Prosser's campaign has hit a serious bump in the road, due to the recent stories about internal squabbles on the court. "I probably overreacted," Prosser recently told reporters. "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."
On Tuesday, as the Associated Press reports, Prosser and his opponent, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg, attended a lunch forum hosted by the Dane County Bar Association. They were then each asked by the moderator how they would improve civility on the court: