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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:38 PM

Supreme Court justice: Security plan made with police in case colleague had 'tantrum'

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/83d714e9-c67f-59d2-a5b5-caf9b750bc7b.html

Two months before state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser put his hands on Justice Ann Walsh Bradley's neck during a heated argument, Bradley and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson devised a security plan with Capitol Police that included locking themselves in their offices when working at night and weekends, Bradley revealed in a legal memo Wednesday.

In addition to locking their doors, Bradley said she and Abrahamson were given Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs' cellphone number in case of emergency and were told there would be more frequent patrols of their Capitol offices.

Bradley also wrote that 16 months before the now-infamous June 13, 2011, altercation, she and Justice Patrick Crooks approached the director of state courts "asking that something be done about Justice Prosser," whom she described as having a history of "abusive temper tantrums."

Bradley made the statements in her decision to recuse herself from the disciplinary case against Prosser filed by the Wisconsin Judicial Commission. The case has stalled since three other justices, plus Prosser, have declined to participate, meaning the seven-member court does not have a quorum to consider the matter.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:57 PM

1. I was wondering why this is taking so long...

"Roggensack faces two primary challengers on Tuesday for another 10-year term on the court. The incumbent has called charges by her opponents that the court is dysfunctional "a bunch of gossip." I hope the challengers are planning on using this info...

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:29 AM

2. There may be something to the timing of Bradley's speaking out just now.

Although I admit it would be a rare event, maybe even reasonable Justices can occasionally think strategically.

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