If you have not heard the latest with the Supreme Court in Wisconsin, we appear to have experienced some kind of altercation with Judge Prosser allegedly holding another judge in a choke hold. Judge Prosser is not real popular right now as you may remember it was his decision on the interpretation of the law that is leading to record recalls and the petitions are all being filed. There are members from both parties on the court panel and when the discussion became a little heated something happened but we don’t know the details yet. The video below shows Judge Prosser who appeared to have some anger management issues going on with the reporter from Fox when asked about the incident. The reporters actually talked with many of the judges but only Prosser seemed a bit non professional in grabbing the reporter’s microphone, again anger management?
My thoughts once more is to give the judges the technology they need to decipher all the information and have it drilled down to a format where everyone is looking at the same numbers at the same time and work more harmoniously without granting favors. Is this what we have to look forward to with our judicial systems and their decision making processes? There’s definitely a need to come to some better decisions and this is not the only court that is seeing such cases but again are physical altercations the way things are going to be settled? BD
There is something clearly wrong with Supreme Court justices 'duking out' their differences of opinion. It is hard to know exactly what happened yet, but it sounds like someone may be on their way out.
“Yesterday morning, I first read the story written by Bill Lueders — of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism — saying that "Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument in her chambers earlier this month."
Later in the day, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel came out with an article that revealed more complexity to the allegations. I wrote about that post last night, noting the account of "a source" who had spoken to "several" of the justices who witnessed the incident (there were "[a]t least five"), and said that Prosser "put his hands around" Bradley's neck, without "exert[ing] any pressure," which Bradley "described as a chokehold."
The Journal Sentinel then cites "another source" that said "that Bradley attacked Prosser." Here we get the first allegation that Bradely "charged him with fists raised" and that Prosser "put his hands in a defensive posture," blocking her, resulting in hand-neck contact."