kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun Jul-03-11 09:58 AM
The people of Wisconsin have decided it's time for Prosser to go. Updated at 9:58 AM
Edited on Sun Jul-03-11 09:58 AM by kpete
Calls for Prosser Resignation More Than 10,000 Strong
By One Wisconsin Now
02 July 11
The people of Wisconsin have decided it's time for Prosser to go.
More than 10,000 concerned citizens have signed One Wisconsin Now's petition launched Monday calling for the resignation of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser. One Wisconsin Now started the petition after Justice Ann Walsh Bradley said Prosser put her in a "chokehold" during an argument over Prosser's effort to muscle through a court decision in favor of GOP Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, who endorsed Prosser's 2011 re-election campaign.
"The people of Wisconsin have sent a unified and unmistakable message: 'David Prosser has got to go,'" said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. "The people have rejected Prosser's abusive behavior and feel he can no longer represent them on the Wisconsin Supreme Court."
Prosser's temper and caustic demeanor towards his colleagues has been well documented for nearly two decades. In the spring, One Wisconsin Now made public footage of Prosser charging at a colleague on the Assembly floor in the mid-1990s. Prosser was denounced in March for calling Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson a "bitch" and threatening to "destroy" her.
Currently, the Dane County Sheriff's office and the Wisconsin Judicial Commission are investigating Prosser. This Wisconsin Judicial Commission investigation is only the third one against a sitting justice; all three investigations have occurred over the last five years.