Justice Ziegler is the latest Justice to decide to recuse herself from the case brought by the Wisconsin Judicial Commission against Justice David Prosser in response to the alleged altercation between Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Prosser.
Justice Patience Roggensack previously recused herself from the case, and Justice Prosser has indicated he would not hear the case. Therefore, if one more justice withdraws from the case, it is likely it will not go forward given that the Court needs four justices to have a quorum.
Justice Patrick Crooks has decided that he will sit on the case should it go forward. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, and Justice Michael Gableman have not decided whether to sit on the case. However, many experts expect Justice Gableman will recuse himself, and therefore deny the Court a quorum.
This post origionally appeared on the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council’s blog.