Prosser seeks fourth recusal in case against him

MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is asking that a fourth colleague on the state's highest court not hear a case involving an ethics violation against Prosser.

The state Judicial Commission has accused Prosser of violating the judicial ethics code when he placed his hands on rival Justice Ann Walsh Bradley's neck during an argument last year in front of four other justices.

Prosser on Wednesday asked that Justice Patrick Crooks recuse himself from the case.

Prosser has already asked that Justices Pat Roggensack, Bradley and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson not sit on the case.

If three or more justices agree to recuse themselves, the case against Prosser would likely end due to a lack of quorum. Counting Prosser, there are seven justices on the Supreme Court.

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