No Charges In Wisconsin Supreme Court Scuffle

Back in June, I noted that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley had alleged that Justice David Prosser had assaulted her during an argument in her chambers. The matter was investigated, and it’s been announced that no charges will be filed:

Neither Supreme Court Justice David Prosser nor fellow Justice Anne Walsh Bradley will face criminal charges for an altercation this summer involving the two, a special prosecutor has determined.

“After a complete review . . . I have determined that no criminal charges will be filed against either Justice Bradley or Justice Prosser for the incident on June 13, 2011,” Sauk County District Attorney Patricia Barrett wrote in a fax sent Thursday morning to a Dane County judge.

Bradley has said Prosser put her in a “chokehold” during a June argument over a case in her chambers. Others have said Bradley came at Prosser with fists raised and he put up his hands to block her or push her back.

That’s that, I suppose. Although I’m assuming that Justices Bradley and Prosser won’t be exchanging gifts at the Holiday Party this year.


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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Michael says:

    Well duh! ….of course there weren’t any. It was a lefty frame up from the start. You post the silliest things here.