Campaign 2011: Justice David Prosser
In a March 28 Newsmakers interview, Supreme Court Justice David Prosser said he deserves a new 10-year term on the court because he deliberately became a non-partisan after his 1998 appointment to the court. Prosser said he had the "most partisan" background of all seven Supreme Court justices because of his 18 years as Republican member of the the Assembly and then his 1996 campaign for Congress. But, since 1998, he has abided by rules that forbid him from partisan activities and become a student of the law. Prosser is being challenged by Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5 election for one seat on the seven-member Supreme Court. WisconsinEye is scheduled to conduct its final pre-election interview with Kloppenburg on Wednesday morning.