The state law library is being renamed in honor of a retiring member of the Wisconsin state Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack announced Friday that the library will be named after Justice David Prosser, as a way to honor his lifetime of public service to the state. “In light of Justice Prosser’s upcoming retirement and his many years of service to Wisconsin in all three branches of government, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to name our law library the David T. Prosser, Jr. State Law Library,” Roggensack said in a statement.
Prosser is set to retire from the bench on July 31, after spending more than 40 years in state government. He’s served as a justice for the past 18 years, while previously holding elected office in the legislature and as a commissioner on the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission.
Governor Scott Walker is expected to name a replacement for Prosser by the end of this month.