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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:38 PM

Justice Details ‘History Of Abusive Behavior’ At Wisconsin Supreme Court

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Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has decided to have her say.

She’s been publicly silent since the incident on June 13, 2011, in which fellow Justice David Prosser allegedly put his hands around her neck during a heated exchange in the presence of other justices in her judicial chambers. The justices were ostensibly arguing about the court’s decision upholding Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-public employee union legislation.

But in a document filed Wednesday, in which she recused herself from the judicial misconduct case brought against Prosser as a result of the altercation, Bradley offered details about what she called “a history of abusive behavior in our workplace that has escalated from tantrums and rages, to threats, and now to physical contact.”

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“To this day, the Chief Justice and I continue to lock ourselves inside our private offices when working alone because of concerns for our physical safety due to Justice Prosser’s behavior,” Bradley wrote. “That is not a satisfactory solution. Our court needs to address and solve its workplace safety issue. If nothing is done, I wonder what will happen next in this escalating pattern of abusive behavior.”

Read Bradley’s document:
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/ann_walsh_bradley_prosser_case.php


Bradley received more security before Prosser incident, safety concerns remain
http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/justice-bradley-sought-more-security-long-before-incident-with-justice-prosser-7o8p2n5-191072701.html

State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley received stepped-up security from law enforcement more than two months before Justice David Prosser put his hands around her neck in a dispute over a controversial case, according to a court document issued Wednesday.

That disclosure came in a decision Bradley released recusing herself from the ethics case against Prosser over the June 2011 altercation. Bradley wrote in the filing that she and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to this day lock themselves in their offices when working after hours because of concerns about Prosser's behavior.

"If nothing is done, I wonder what will happen next in this escalating pattern of abusive behavior," Bradley wrote.

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"My filing is in response to (Roggensack's) recent statements," she said in an interview. "The issue of workplace safety and work environment have not gone away simply because she denies them. It's time to set the record straight."

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cal04 Feb 2013 OP
Bandit Feb 2013 #1
rurallib Feb 2013 #9
Scuba Feb 2013 #2
freshwest Feb 2013 #4
TxVietVet Feb 2013 #3
ReRe Feb 2013 #5
leanforward Feb 2013 #6
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #7
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #8
Scuba Feb 2013 #12
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #10
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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:46 PM

1. Get an assault weapon and "stand your ground"

Isn't that what every Republican would tell you to do?

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Response to Bandit (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:32 PM

9. this is the kind of situation they had in mind, I believe!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:08 PM

2. Wow, reading the whole thing there's two years of documented charges against Prosser...

.... glad she was taking actions before the choking incident. Her documentation completely blows away Prosser's claim that it was an "isolated incident".

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Response to Scuba (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:44 PM

4. Scuba, you're up there. Is he immune to charges? This didn't go anywhere when it happened.

Having to lock themselves in their own offices to escape his OTT behavior ought to get the man into some sort of treatment or out of office, if not both!




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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:41 PM

3. I'll bet Prosser is a conservanazi also.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:50 PM

5. She needs to take a knife to work...

...like the women in the protest groups in Cairo, Egypt? Really, I would press charges on anyone, male or female, who laid their hands on me or otherwise violently threatened me in anyway, anywhere. I don't get it. It reminds me of Clarence Thomas....

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:12 PM

6. There has to be a better way.

This story leaves me speechless, almost. How do you get this duffus off the court? And, I don't even live in the state. Are they appointed or elected and anything else in that duffus' media bio.

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Response to leanforward (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:17 PM

7. elected

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:18 PM

8. Didn't he also help to cover-up the child abuse happening in the state??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:29 AM

12. Yes. Refused to prosecute a child-abusing priest.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:35 PM

10. I think she should demand State Patrol protection.

Or better yet, a restraining order.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:28 PM

11. ^

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