Accused WI Justice Said to Decline Anger-Management Therapy


Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley asked Justice David Prosser to seek therapy to manage his anger two days after she says he put his hands around her neck in a chokehold, but he declined to do so, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The dispute apparently arose from frustration that a ruling that approved Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to limit collective bargaining was not yet ready for release.

James Sample, a professor at Hofstra Law School in New York, said “Wisconsin’s Supreme Court for decades has been perceived nationally to be one of the premier state supreme courts in the country [but] has gone from being this national model to a national punch line.” Although a criminal case may be unlikely, Sample said, “If this boils down to a ‘he said, she said’ and you have a jury openly weighing the credibility of the state Supreme Court, things are going to get worse, not better.”

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