State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser faces potential sanction by his colleagues. The Wisconsin Judicial Commission finds Prosser violated three provisions of the state’s judicial code, in connection with the June, 2011 confrontation between Prosser and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. One provision of the code says that justices must be “patient, courteous and dignified.” Prosser was accused of placing his hands on Bradley’s neck during the incident.
The commission does not specify an action it wants the Supreme Court to take against Prosser, but the court would have censure, suspension without pay or removal from office as options to consider.
Prosser released a statement in which he maintains his innocence. “The charges filed by the Judicial Commission are partisan, unreasonable, and largely untrue. They will be vigorously contested because I am innocent.”
READ: Judicial Commission complaint (PDF)