Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser to Retire

Apr 27, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser announced Wednesday that he's retiring

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is stepping down after nearly 18 years on the bench. Prosser announced his retirement Wednesday in a statement from the court.  He says his last day will be July 31.  Prosser is 73 and didn't give a reason for his retirement.  

Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson appointed Prosser to the high court in 1998 and he's one of five conservative-leaning justices.  

Prosser made headlines in 2011 when he placed his hands around liberal-leaning Justice Ann Walsh Bradley's throat.  It happened during an argument over a legal challenge to Act 10, Gov. Walker's law gutting public unions in Wisconsin.