Prosser asks another colleague to step out of discipline case

MADISON (AP) -- Embattled state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser has asked another colleague to step out of his discipline case.

The state Judicial Commission has accused Prosser of violating the judicial ethics code when he placed his hands around rival Justice Ann Walsh Bradley's neck during an argument last year in front of four other justices. State law calls for a panel of appeals court judges to make a recommendation on discipline to the Supreme Court.

Prosser asked Justice Pat Roggensack Tuesday to recuse herself from the case because she was a witness. A message left with the court seeking a response from Roggensack wasn't immediately returned.

Prosser asked Bradley and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to recuse themselves last week, saying they were both witnesses and biased against him. Neither has complied.

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