Wisconsin Judicial Regulators Demand Discipline Panel

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012 --- 5:25 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin regulators are again demanding the state Supreme Court establish a panel to weigh accusations Justice David Prosser wrapped his hands around a fellow justice's throat.

The state Judicial Commission told the court last month state law mandates the justices form the panel. The commission's attorney, Franklyn Gimbel, reiterated the request Tuesday.The commission contends Prosser violated judicial ethics when he allegedly wrapped his hands around Justice Ann Walsh Bradley's throat during an argument last year. The commission wants the court to appoint a three-judge panel to consider its complaint.

Prosser maintains panel formation takes a formal order from the court. He's trying to make sure that doesn't happen by demanding the justices recuse themselves from the matter because they witnessed the altercation.

Gimbel says Prosser's arguments lack merit.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
NBC15 615 Forward Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53711 Business: 608-274-1515 Newsroom: 608-274-1500
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 160448565 - nbc15.com/a?a=160448565