March 17, 2012
I am innocent
Justice Prosser and I have probably never seen eye-to-eye on anything, so watch out for my bias. But bias or no bias it is uncomfortable when judges attack each other verbally--beyond belief if a personal physical attack occurs.
The Judicial Commission recommends discipline for Prosser for violating a Supreme Court rule that requires a judge be dignified and courteous to people.
The commission alleges that Prosser "willfully" violated that Supreme Court rule. You remember the rest but here is the issue in a nutshell reported in WSJ:
Prosser acknowledged placing "his hands on Justuce Bradley's neck but called it a total reflex."
"Did my hands touch her neck? Yes I admit that. Did I try to touch her neck? No, absolutely not."
Hard to accept that story--how can his hands get on her neck unless he was trying?
I would recuse myself if I were asked to decide. Whatever the outcome, something must change within our Supreme Court.
Happy St. Pat's Day! Imagine Mitt is washing down his grits with some green beer, y'all.
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There's the issue of punishment for any misconduct that occurred in the choking incident of the language directed at the Chief Justice. But there's also a big red flag of warning that suggests the female justices with whom Prosser disagrees are at risk for future violence. That has to be prevented. The timeline shows that Prosser's behavior is escalating and I wonder if he's entirely in control of his temper.
-Janeofdane | Madison, WI | March 17, 2012
Prosser really needs to be removed. This will never happen as long as his 3 buds vote to tie and obstruct any disciplinary action. Heck, they need him to say voter photo ID and disenfranchisement have nothing to do with the state's constitution.
-Pietr Haikuu | Hurley, Wisc. | March 17, 2012
I agree Ed the liberals need to go. Just like every where else in life all they are is haters and instigaters of trouble and violence.
-SW | Waukesha WI | March 17, 2012
If you have time, can you elucidate on the disciplinary process?
I would like to know what that entails.
-Susan | Madison, WI | March 18, 2012
Gotta respond to SW once again - Rush and Glenn Beck aren't instigators (once again correcting SW spelling error)? Liberals are haters? I believe most historians would characterize the Civil Rights Movement as liberally led and it would be hard to define Rosa Parks, MLK, the Freedom Riders, etc. as haters.
-Alexander Randall | Waukesha | March 18, 2012