Wisconsin justice says court fight led to choking

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June 27, 2011

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s liberal faction has accused a conservative justice of choking her during an argument in her office earlier this month — a charge he denied.

Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Justice David Prosser put her in a chokehold during the dispute. She contacted the newspaper late Saturday after Prosser denied rumors about the altercation.

“The facts are that I was demanding that he get out of my office and he put his hands around my neck in anger in a chokehold,” Bradley told the newspaper.

A message could not be left at her home listing, and her former campaign manager did not return a call from The Associated Press.

Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, quoting anonymous sources, first reported the argument occurred before the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month upholding Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s bill eliminating most of public employees’ collective bargaining rights. Prosser then released a statement denying the allegations.

“Once there’s a proper review of the matter and the facts surrounding it are made clear, the anonymous claim made to the media will be proven false,” he said. “Until then I will refrain from further public comment.”

Prosser’s spokesman Brian Nemoir declined to comment on Bradley’s later statement and told The Associated Press that Prosser probably wouldn’t either. Other members of the court either did not return messages or declined to comment on the incident.

The argument took place June 13, the day before the court, in a 4-3 decision that included a blistering dissent, ruled that Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi overstepped her authority when she declared the polarizing union law void. While accounts differ, the justices were apparently discussing the decision and its timing.

To read more, visit: http://www.cbs8.com/story/14978932/wisconsin-justice-says-court-fight-led-to-choking

 

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