MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley says she doubts that Justice Pat Roggensack could resolve the fallout from the 2011 confrontation between Bradley and Justice David Prosser.
In a debate last Friday, Roggensack said that if voters re-elected her next week, she’d find a resolution to the conflict.
Prosser still faces ethics charges filed over a year ago by the state’s Judicial Commission. But the case has been held up, because Roggensack and 3 other justices withdrew from having to make a potential final decision on Prosser’s fate.
The justices said they were direct witnesses to an incident in which Prosser allegedly put a chokehold on Bradley during an argument – and therefore, they could not be impartial.
Bradley told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that if Roggensack could not rule on the Judicial Commission’s charges, there’s no way she could fairly come up with, “her own contrived solution.”
Roggensack says she finds fault with both Bradley’s and Prosser’s behavior in the incident. She says voters should not judge her for what others have done.
Roggensack is running against Marquette law professor Ed Fallone next Tuesday.