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Court official calls Wisconsin Justice Prosser ‘a classic abuser’

The investigation into an apparently violent altercation on the Wisconsin Supreme Court just seems to get more and more complicated. Conservative Wisconsin Justice Mike Gableman insisted to the Wisconsin State Journal on Thursday that although he got the date wrong, he was indeed rapped on the head by Justice Ann…

Prosser choking tussle gets special prosecutor

A special prosecutor has been assigned to further investigate a June incident in which Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow judge Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in a choke hold while the two argued in chambers. Patricia Barrett, the Republican Sauk County District Attorney, will be…

Kloppenburg asks for recount in Wisconsin court race

MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – Wisconsin’s election oversight agency said on Wednesday that the challenger in the close race for a seat on the state Supreme Court has asked for a recount. The April 5 high court contest was widely seen as a referendum on the state’s new Republican leadership and…

Wisconsin court candidates hire Bush and Franken’s recount lawyers

Though neither of the candidates in the Wisconsin Supreme Court justice race, JoAnne Kloppenburg and incumbent David Prosser, have officially called for a recount, state officials and the candidates themselves are preparing for one. Kloppenburg’s campaign staff has set up a fund, the Kloppenburg for Justice Committee, to pay legal…

Wisconsin election worker’s find of uncounted ballots certain to draw scrutiny

Update: Dems cry foul as massive cache of votes was reportedly stored on a former Prosser aide’s personal computer Unofficial returns on Wednesday gave the union-backed challenger, JoAnne Kloppenburg, a narrow 204 vote statewide lead over Republican David Prosser. But late Thursday, the county clerk in Waukesha, a Republican stronghold, said that votes…

Wisconsin court race jolted by uncounted ballot find

MADISON, Wis – Officials in Waukesha County on Thursday said a final review of paperwork and records from a closely watched Wisconsin Supreme Court election uncovered thousands of uncounted votes, a potentially stunning development that could upend the contest. Unofficial returns on Wednesday gave the union-backed challenger, JoAnne Kloppenburg, a…

Wisconsin judge race neck-and-neck

[UPDATE 1:13 P.M. EST: The AP reports that Prosser has now fallen behind Kloppenburg in the race.] MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – The closely watched race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court remained too close to call on Wednesday with fewer than 150 of the more than 1.4 million…

Dead heat in Wisconsin justice race, less than 600 votes separate

MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – The closely watched race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court remained too close to call on Wednesday with fewer than 600 of the more than 1.4 million votes cast separating incumbent David Prosser from challengerJoAnne Kloppenburg. The election, the first statewide vote since Republicans passed controversial restrictions on the union rights…

Wisconsin incumbent judge Prosser clings to lead in vote

MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – A routine election for a Wisconsin Supreme Court seat that became a referendum on the state’s new curbs on unionized public employees appeared too close to call early on Wednesday with the incumbent clinging to a narrow lead. With 98 percent of the state’s precincts reporting…

Progressives launch ad against WI justice who called colleague a ‘bitch’

The Wisconsin Supreme Court justice that recently admitted to calling a female colleague a “bitch” now has another problem. Progressives in the state have launched an ad campaign against Justice David Prosser, suggesting that he’s on the side of child molesters. While District Attorney of Outagamie County in 1979, Prosser…

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