Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument in her chambers last week, according to at least three knowledgeable sources.
Details of the incident, investigated jointly by Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, remain sketchy. The sources spoke on the condition that they not be named, citing a need to preserve professional relationships.
Three “knowledgeable sources” is not the same as three eyewitnesses. Did Bradley make a complaint? Is there any kind of official investigation underway?
No and no. But some people don’t let that stop them.
I don’t know what it takes to get thrown off the bench thesedays. According to this article in the American Spectator, liberals are unfairly smearing conservatives all over the place for nothing but crude partisan purposes, so I’m not sure that when a conservative justice assaults a liberal justice of a State Supreme Court that we can fairly assume that it wasn’t a provocation born of liberal insolence.
To Digby and many other faugressives there is no doubt – Prosser is guilty and deserves to be thrown off the bench. Ironically, if he is removed (or resigns) the guy they hate the most these days (Governor Scott Walker) gets to appoint his replacement.