No charges against Judge Prosser in scuffle

A special prosecutor has declined to file any charges in the scuffle that broke out in chambers between Wisconsin Supreme Court justices David Prosser and Ann Walsh Bradley last spring. JSOnline: "The totality of the facts and the circumstances and all of the evidence that I reviewed did not support my filing criminal charges," Barrett said Thursday. She did note, however, that varying accounts were given by witnesses - a group that would have included most of the justices and colleagues - and said that was common in cases with multiple witnesses. Barrett offered no commentary on the merits of the accusations against the two judges or on whether their conduct was fitting for justices in the state's highest court. "It's not my job to determine what's becoming," Barrett said. 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...(Read Full Post)