Two Wisconsin Agencies Now Investigating Alleged Judge-on-Judge Assault

Dane County, Wisconsin Sheriff Dave Mahoney released a statement today indicating that he has “agreed to investigate” whether Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley by the neck. Additionally, the Wisconsin Judicial Commission released a brief statement stating that “[t]he Commission authorized an investigation of the incident at its meeting on Friday, June 24, 2011.” Shortly after news broke of this alleged incident on Saturday, right-wing bloggers leapt to Prosser’s defense, claiming that if Bradley were telling the truth, she would have reported the incident sooner. The Judicial Commission’s statement, however, confirms that this incident was reported well before it became public.