Literal Wisconsin Supreme Court battle
June 26, 2011 2:37 PM Subscribe
Two weeks ago, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 4-3 [video]
the controversial anti-union Budget Repair Bill
, which a district judge had declared void due to a law requiring 24 hours' public notice of meetings. The Supreme Court's deliberations were heated. The liberal Justice Ann Walsh Bradley now says that after she asked conservative Justice David Prosser to leave her office, he put his hands around her neck
in a choke-hold
. Justice Prosser denies the allegation.
Some anonymous witnesses support Bradley's story, while one says Prosser acted in self-defence. Justice Prosser, recently re-elected in an unusually tight race, has a history of fiery debates
with female Justices. Police are investigating. In Wisconsin, threatening physical harm to a judge is a felony
. Supreme Court judges can be removed by the legislature
in various ways.