This one’s for you, sweet Jean.
From the article: “Bradley wrote that law enforcement developed an increased security plan for her and [Chief Justice Shirley] Abrahamson after a deputy court director contacted Bradley in late March 2011 to say she was concerned that Prosser could endanger their physical safety. Prosser at the time was in a close race for re-election.”
And this: “In late March 2011, Bradley said she noticed Prosser was becoming more agitated. Around then, a deputy court director contacted her saying she was concerned Prosser could endanger Bradley and Abrahamson’s safety. Law enforcement then told Bradley and Abrahamson to lock themselves in their personal offices when working at night and on weekends, according to Bradley. Officials said they would step up patrols in the areas of the Capitol occupied by the court and provided the two justices with several phone numbers for then-Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs. Law enforcement told Abrahamson to contact them when she left the Capitol at night and that they would escort her out of the building at her request, according to Bradley.”
Now maybe all of this is simply “according to Bradley,” which is to suggest that she is paranoid, right? Maybe even delusional. As provided by the Wisconsin Court System itself, here are some of Justice Bradley’s credentials:
She is the winner of the American Judicature Society’s Harley Award — a national honor reserved for judges whose outstanding efforts and long-term contributions have substantial improved the justice system;
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Judicial Academy and has served as a lecturer for both the Academy and the American Bar Association’s Asia Law Initiative;
She serves as the state coordinator of iCivics as well as the North American delegate to the Board of Directors of the International Women Judges Association;
She is an elected member of the American Law Institute not to mention the American Judicature Society, the State Bar Bench-Bar Committee, the Board of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin Law School, the Judicial Conference Executive Committee, and the Federal-State Judicial Council;
She is a past associate dean of the Wisconsin Judicial College and has formerly served as a Commissioner of the National Conference on Uniform Laws, Chair of the Wisconsin Rhodes Scholarship Committee, and a member of the Wisconsin Judicial Council.
In other words, clearly a crazy cook with crazed-out craziness running through her brain. Probably the kind of crazy who’d charge at a colleague in the Supreme Court with her fists raised in a threatening manner.
I keep thinking of the line from Bowie’s “Jean Genie” — “She’ll scratch in the sand, won’t let go his hand.” From her neck? Who knows. But Jean, this one goes out to you!