Bullies Don't Belong on the Supreme Court: Tell WI to Remove Sexist, Violence-prone Justice Prosser
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David Prosser
Wisconsin State House
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Bullies Don't Belong on the Supreme Court: Tell WI to Remove Sexist, Violence-prone Justice Prosser

    1. Iliana Echo
    2. Petition by

      Iliana Echo

      Madison, WI

The news of Scott Walker's signing of the anti-union bill was overshadowed by something even more disturbing: an allegation by State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley that her colleague, Justice David Prosser, grabbed her by the throat and put her in a chokehold after she demanded he leave her office.

This report is not the first documented instance of sexist attacks on liberal female colleagues by Justice Prosser. This past spring, he admitted to calling Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson a "total bitch", but claimed it was "warrented". Though this incident did not escalate to a physical confrontation, it clearly shows a pattern of sexist behavior in Prosser. In footage made public in March,  Prosser also charged at State Senator Tim Carpenter while they served together, which while not sexist in nature does follow his pattern of violence and intimidation against liberal colleagues. If he once again claims he was provoked -- which is not unlikely, seeing as his language in the two incidents has been similar -- it will only serve to further a pattern of victim-blaming on top of his pattern of verbal and physical abuse.

Justice Prosser must resign immediately. If he does not, the responsibility then shifts to the legislature, which must impeach him as the law dictates.

Recent signatures


    1. Cap Times Editorial Discusses Prosser's Repeated Outbursts

      Iliana Echo
      Petition Organizer

      "Justice David Prosser admits to having verbally abused the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He acknowledges that, in one of his frequent fits of anger, he grabbed another justice around the neck.
      Justice Prosser’s targets are women. And he makes no apologies."

    2. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Michele Doolan MIDDLETON, WI
      • about 3 years ago

      He should be an example of the law, he allows his temper into his job too much to be a competent judge.

    • Susan Vennard MIDDLETON, WI
      • about 3 years ago

      Justice Prosser needs to undergo anger management.

    • Sherman Dearth NORWALK, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      The man is a disgrace to the justice system, and should either resign or be removed.

    • pat wegener MANAWA, WI
      • about 3 years ago

      My husband knew him personally in the 60's - 70's and from what he says, he was a bully then too. They don't change...we have to change them.

    • Nicole Tremain-Woodcock STOUGHTON, WI
      • about 3 years ago

      Prosser has shown his true colors, he is a bully. We work to stop bullying in our schools, but what about our workplaces. We need professionals to be someone that children what to aspire to be...we don't want children following this man's lead.


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