Newly retired state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser says he’s “quite uncomfortable” with the big money and negative sniping in elections for the state’s highest court.
On the statewide Sunday TV news show “Upfront with Mike Gousha,” Prosser said the Supreme Court should have justices who are “impartial and not totally predictable” — but in the 1990s, people wanted “utter predictability” from the court, and they started donating to candidates based on how they knew they were going to vote. Prosser called that a “mistake,” and he’s not certain how it should be changed.
Prosser retired July 31st, halfway through his current ten year term. Governor Scott Walker appointed Waukesha attorney Daniel Kelly to replace him on the state’s high court.