Monday, March 21, 2011
Wisconsin has a judicial election on April 5
The contest will determine the balance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The incumbent judge, a Republican/Teabagger is a real piece of work. Aside from being a standard Conservative judge who prefers corporate interests to real people, he doesn't believe in conflicts of interest.
As the deeply divided state Supreme Court wrestled over whether to force one member off criminal cases last year, Justice David Prosser exploded at Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson behind closed doors, calling her a "bitch" and threatening to "destroy" her.The man is not fit to be on a country club House committee much less a high court. Support the Democratic candidate by volunteering or sending money.
The incident, revealed in interviews as well as e-mails between justices, shows fractures on the court run even deeper than what has been revealed in public sniping in recent years. Problems got so bad that justices on both sides described the court as dysfunctional, and Prosser and others suggested bringing in a third party for help, e-mails show.
Prosser acknowledged the incident recently and said he thought it was becoming public now in an attempt to hurt him politically. Prosser faces Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5 election.
He said the outburst came after Abrahamson took steps to undermine him politically and to embarrass him and other court conservatives.
"In the context of this, I said, 'You are a total bitch,' " Prosser said.
"I probably overreacted, but I think it was entirely warranted.
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