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Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger blames incumbent justice for 20 years of dysfunction


MADISON, Wisconsin — A judge trying to unseat Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley says she has contributed to the high court's dysfunction.

Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley told members of Madison's Rotary Club during a Wednesday luncheon forum that Bradley's name has been linked to every court scandal that has made headlines.

Bradley and her close ally, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, are generally seen as leaning liberal and have been at sharp odds with the conservative majority for years. In 2011 Bradley accused Justice David Prosser of wrapping his hands around her throat during an argument. Prosser said Bradley charged him.

Bradley responded by showing rotary members a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article from December in which Daley said he didn't blame her for the court's problems.

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