Skip to comments.Bradley-Prosser confrontation gets even sillier
Posted on 06/28/2011 11:11:12 AM PDT by Nachum
Christian Schneider brings us the latest news from the scuffle between Wisconsin state Supreme Court justices David Prosser and Ann Walsh Bradley, which has taken on more of the characteristics of a Jerry Springer episode than a First Monday in October vibe. According to more sources, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson involved law enforcement, which got uninvolved as soon as possible in the claims and counterclaims, a path open to them since Bradley didnt choose to file charges. Instead, Schneider reports that sources believe Bradley and Abrahamson chose to leak the story to a left-wing website in order to embarrass Prosser in retaliation:
On Monday night, Bradley called Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs to talk to him about the incident. On the morning of Wednesday, June 15, Tubbs joined the justices in a closed-door meeting, where he discussed issues relating to workplace violence.
During the meeting, Chief Justice Abrahamson actually reenacted the incident on Chief Tubbs no doubt an amusing sight, as the diminutive Abrahamson mimicked choking the tall, portly police chief. During her demonstration, Abrahamson emphasized that Prosser had exerted pressure on Bradleys throat.
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Just another silly liberal who can’t “win” in the arena of ideas and tries to use the force of The State to get her way.
He probably did. By using logic on her and causing her to yell.
If you want to ready what happened from eyewitness reports, read this: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/270679/more-details-emerge-wisconsin-s-chokegate-christian-schneider
I read somewhere that she’d previously called the cops (or threatened to) because someone used a profanity.
That means no charges.
I agree with commenter Jenna
One person is not allowed to move aggressively into another person’s private space. Since Judge Bradley was the aggressor who moved into Judge Prosser’s private space, she was in the wrong and he had no obligation to move.
Leak to left wing Liar and Comedy sites!!
Prosser’s first mistake was to beleive that he had an agreement with a Liberal. All the rest merely follows.
If he actually did choke some lefty judge, that would be an endearing quality as far as I’m concerned.
There was no pressure, interrupted the justice who had initially broken up the incident between Bradley and Prosser. Thats only because you broke us apart, shot back Bradley. This exchange led several meeting attendees to believe Bradley was making up the charge, as they took her rejoinder as an admission that there was no pressure applied to her neck.
During the Wednesday meeting, Bradley urged the justices present to take a vote on whether Prosser should be forced into anger-management counseling. The threat was implicit if they didnt vote her way, she would be forced to take the next step against Prosser, which they took to mean filing a restraining order against him. The other justices balked, wondering whether they even had the authority to order Prosser into any type of counseling. Some thought it would be demeaning to Prosser to have to go to counseling when he had done nothing wrong. In the end, Bradley realized she didnt have enough justices on her side and no vote was taken.
To date, Bradley has not filed any kind of charges against Prosser. Instead, the story was leaked to the George Sorosfunded Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, who used three anonymous sources to back up Bradleys story. There were six justices present at the time of the incident, four of whom would be more likely to back Prossers version of the story. That leaves Abrahamson and Bradley as the only two remaining justices present. One source present speculated the third source may have been Bradleys law clerk, who likely didnt actually see the confrontation but may have head Bradley shout I was choked.
That lying bitch Bradley didn’t press charges for the same reason Weiner didn’t file a police report when somebody “hacked” his account.
probably a page right out of ALgore’s alpha male debate technique manual.
Maybe more like Darth Vader.
There were 6 witnesses, 4 of whom say it did not happen.
darth doesn’t need to lay hands on to choke a bitch.
Can Scott Walker nominate Prosser as Chief Justice, replacing this bitch?
Don't give her credit just because she didn't succeed.
She needs to be sent to prison. Prosser should have her prosecuted.
I find your lack of faith disturbing.
This could get interesting...
From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel online: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/124605454.html
“Two agencies are investigating a claim by Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley that Justice David Prosser put her in a chokehold earlier this month - an allegation Gov. Scott Walker on Monday called extremely serious.”
and...”The separate investigations are being run by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, which oversees the state’s judicial ethics code.”
and...”The (judicial) commission conducts investigations in secret. If it concludes a judge has violated the judicial ethics code, it issues a formal complaint. The matter is then heard by a special panel of three appeals court judges.
The judicial panel then makes a recommendation to the Supreme Court on whether it believes the judge violated the ethics code and, if so, what punishment should be imposed. The Supreme Court would then render its ruling; it has the power to reprimand judges, censure them, suspend them without pay or remove them from office.”
In other words, if Bradley and/or Abrahamson violated judicial ethics as determined by 1) the commission, and 2) the 3-judge panel, and 3) the remaining members of the supreme court, the offenders could be removed from office, apparently immediately following the ruling by the supreme court.
This could well happen given the present political environment in Wisconsin, with Republicans controlling both arms of the legislature, the supreme court and the governorship. And you know what? It should happen. Enough of liberal lying, slandering, and winning at all costs.
Abrahamson and Bradley should be impeached. Lying to the public about a supposed crime of another justice is certainly not “good behavior,” which is the standard judges are held to while on the bench.
This is one reason why the legislature should be in charge instead of judges. Most of the Wisconsin Supreme Court would have to recuse itself in this case. The liberals won’t, however.
I doubt that the witnessing judges would have to recuse themselves. The fact that they know (or at least think they know) what actually happened in that room would be a plus, not a minus, and no reason for recusing themselves.
Politically, the sitting judges will always have a stake in the matter, so that’s not a reason to recuse. Directly witnessing? I tend to doubt it, but I could be wrong.
Time to clean house. I say, let’s get on with it.
Even more interesting?
The Sheriff Abrahamson requested to run the investigation...cut a campaign commercial for her reelection.
The other Dane County official that cut a commercial for her? Mary Ann Sumi.
I don’t know about Wisconsin, but the Federal standards require recusal “where he has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party, or personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning the proceeding.” The Supreme Court Justices certainly have knowledge of what will be disputed evidentiary facts, disputed amongst the Justices themselves.
Yes, I wouldn’t put much stock in the sheriff’s investigation, unless he feels he’s being put out on the limb along with Bradley.
The Judicial Commission could be a different matter, however. I suppose that, too, will depend upon the political leanings of the commissioners.
Has she pressed charges or notified the police of attempted murder or choking?
Did she call the police or just leak the incident to a blg?
The Govenor, etc, needs to work on starting the process to impeach them.
The problem will cure itself