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Bradley-Prosser confrontation gets even sillier
hot ^ | 6/28/11 | Ed Morrissey

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 didn’t 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 Bradley’s throat.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bradleyprosser; confrontation; sillier

1 posted on 06/28/2011 11:11:18 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

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.


2 posted on 06/28/2011 11:13:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum
Abrahamson emphasized that Prosser had exerted “pressure” on Bradley’s throat.

He probably did. By using logic on her and causing her to yell.

3 posted on 06/28/2011 11:14:14 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Nachum

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.

Liberals...


4 posted on 06/28/2011 11:16:05 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Nachum
From everything I can discern from the reporting thus far, there are no witnesses and no marks.

That means no charges.

5 posted on 06/28/2011 11:20:45 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Nachum

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.

NUFF SAID!


6 posted on 06/28/2011 11:21:50 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: Nachum

Leak to left wing Liar and Comedy sites!!


7 posted on 06/28/2011 11:25:48 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Nachum

Prosser’s first mistake was to beleive that he had an agreement with a Liberal. All the rest merely follows.


8 posted on 06/28/2011 11:26:43 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Nachum

If he actually did choke some lefty judge, that would be an endearing quality as far as I’m concerned.


9 posted on 06/28/2011 11:29:28 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: bigbob

Wow! That article deserves its own thread :

“There was no pressure,” interrupted the justice who had initially broken up the incident between Bradley and Prosser. “That’s 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 didn’t 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 didn’t 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 Soros–funded Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, who used three anonymous sources to back up Bradley’s story. There were six justices present at the time of the incident, four of whom would be more likely to back Prosser’s 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 Bradley’s law clerk, who likely didn’t actually see the confrontation but may have head Bradley shout “I was choked.”

Emphasis added.


10 posted on 06/28/2011 11:35:20 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

bttt


11 posted on 06/28/2011 11:36:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Nachum

That lying bitch Bradley didn’t press charges for the same reason Weiner didn’t file a police report when somebody “hacked” his account.


12 posted on 06/28/2011 11:40:16 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Join the AFL-CIO. The Communist Party needs new blood.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

probably a page right out of ALgore’s alpha male debate technique manual.


13 posted on 06/28/2011 11:41:27 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Vigilanteman

Maybe more like Darth Vader.


14 posted on 06/28/2011 11:45:03 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Mariner
From everything I can discern from the reporting thus far, there are no witnesses and no marks.

There were 6 witnesses, 4 of whom say it did not happen.

15 posted on 06/28/2011 12:20:05 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: AlmaKing

darth doesn’t need to lay hands on to choke a bitch.


16 posted on 06/28/2011 12:20:35 PM PDT by Jeff Vader (Palin 2012)
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To: Nachum
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson involved law enforcement, which got uninvolved as soon as possible

Can Scott Walker nominate Prosser as Chief Justice, replacing this bitch?

17 posted on 06/28/2011 12:24:25 PM PDT by montag813 (SECURE THE DAMN BORDER! http://www.facebook.com/StandwithArizona)
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To: montag813
How can this woman ever be allowed to play judge again?

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18 posted on 06/28/2011 12:30:51 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Graybeard58
The woman did attempt to murder the man in cold blood.

Don't give her credit just because she didn't succeed.

She needs to be sent to prison. Prosser should have her prosecuted.

19 posted on 06/28/2011 12:58:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jeff Vader

I find your lack of faith disturbing.


20 posted on 06/28/2011 1:10:50 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Nachum

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.


21 posted on 06/28/2011 1:20:51 PM PDT by Norseman (Term Limits: 8 years is enough!)
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To: Nachum

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.


22 posted on 06/28/2011 1:23:05 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: Norseman

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.


23 posted on 06/28/2011 1:26:02 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: RecoveringPaulisto

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.


24 posted on 06/28/2011 1:35:15 PM PDT by Norseman (Term Limits: 8 years is enough!)
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To: Norseman

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.

Its unbelievable.


25 posted on 06/28/2011 1:44:04 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Norseman

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.


26 posted on 06/28/2011 1:58:03 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: MNlurker

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.


27 posted on 06/28/2011 1:59:47 PM PDT by Norseman (Term Limits: 8 years is enough!)
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To: Nachum

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?


28 posted on 06/29/2011 12:43:39 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Be respectful, be courteous, have a plan to kill every flash mob member that threatens you or others)
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To: RecoveringPaulisto
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.

The Govenor, etc, needs to work on starting the process to impeach them.

29 posted on 06/29/2011 12:55:10 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Be respectful, be courteous, have a plan to kill every flash mob member that threatens you or others)
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To: Nachum
Just start referring to her as Justice Bradley-Lovelace

The problem will cure itself

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30 posted on 06/30/2011 11:02:35 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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