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Prosser: Help! The chief is a bitch who picks on me! And I am perfectly normal

So not only did Justice David Prosser call State Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson a "total bitch," but he also says it's her fault that he said it. The poor guy is being bullied by two of the women on the court, he says. Makes you wonder why he's running to stay on there for 10 more years.

This is not the first evidence that Prosser has a hair-trigger temper that can go off at any moment. Dave Zweifel of the Capital Times recounted some earlier gasket-blowing:

There was the time back when he was speaker of the Assembly that he threw a temper tantrum on the Assembly floor, pounding the podium and screaming at other representatives, because a film crew was there documenting debate on a health care bill. Prosser felt it was all about getting film for political purposes.

Then there was the contentious Supreme Court administrative hearing in 2009 when he not only blew up at Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, but launched into a tirade against witnesses who were there advocating tough rules for judges to recuse themselves when principals in a case had contributed big bucks to their election campaigns.

According to sources, turns out it was not the first time for a Prosser tantrum while he was serving on the high court. The only difference was that this time the hearing was open to the public for all to witness.

Cartoon by Mike Konopacki for the Capital Times.


March 20, 2011 - 2:02pm