A Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who has been publicly quiet about a notorious physical altercation with another Justice that took place almost two years ago has broken her silence in a recusal statement that says the problem "is and remains for me an issue of workplace safety." From Justice Bradley's recusal:
Contrary to Justice Prosser's answer to the Judicial Commission complaint and to recent public comments, what happened in my office on June 13, 2011 is not an isolated event. Rather,it is one event in a history of abusive behavior in our workplace that has escalated from tantrums and rages, to threats, and now to physical contact.
A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story suggests that disciplinary charges against Justice Prosser are unlikely to be resolved:
Bradley's departure from the ethics case leaves just two justices on it -
Abrahamson and N. Patrick Crooks. Even before Bradley decided to remove herself
from the case, it was stalled because four justices are needed to act on cases.
It appears unlikely that the case against Prosser can advance further, though
some legal observers believe there are ways that it could.