Justice Roggensack recuses herself from Prosser ethics case
Wisconsin: As a material witness to the case Justice Patience Roggensack has disqualified herself from acting in the trial. The case involves Justice David Prosser and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, two of Roggensack’s fellow Justices on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Justice Prosser is accused of putting his hands around the neck of Justice Bradley and faces a formal ethics complaint. 
Before Roffensack's recusal Prosser had already asked that Justices Bradley and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson not sit on the case. Only three more justices need to leave the case for it to be discontinued. Most of the Supreme Court justices were witnesses or participants in the incident, leaving little hope for the case’s continuation.
- “One of the things that is most sad about all this is that the citizens of Wisconsin used to look at the court with great respect as an entity that is impartial and acted with justice. As a result of these incidents, and as a result of the very expensive and negative campaigns that have emerged from the Supreme Court since 2005, I’m confident the public’s opinion of the Supreme Court has never been lower.”  - Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin
- News: Third Supreme Court Justice leaves Prosser ethics case, August 15, 2012
- Supreme Weekly: Court room confrontation, the truth may hurt, August 11, 2011
- Supreme Weekly: Investigation instigated over argument in court chambers, June 2011
|This article was written by Kevin Kelly, an Assistant Staff Writer for the State Courts Project on Judgepedia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.|