3-3-15 state supreme court justice ann walsh bradley goes “between the lines”

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley says she has been  fair, impartial and willing to make the tough decisions.  Bradley is seeking a third, 10 year term on the court in the April 7th election.  “If you look at my proven record you’ll see that it is a record of applying the constitution, statutes that uphold individual rights, a record of making sure that government is open and accessible and also holding government accountable,”  Bradley told WFDL news.  Bradley made a campaign stop in Fond du Lac Friday…appearing on AM  1170 WFDL’s Between the Lines program.   The state’s high court in recent years has been in the spotlight over personal and philosophical differences between the justices.  In 2011 justice David Prosser put his hands on the neck of Bradley as the two argued In front of four other justices about governor Walker’s controversial Act 10 proposal.  “Greg, I think all seven of us realize that we have to do better and we’re trying,”  Bradley said.  “I can assure you that we discuss those cases civilly and professionally.  But we know there’s room for improvement.”   Bradley says she is concerned that a constitututional amendment on the April ballot  that would change how the chief justice is selected specifically targets longtime chief justice Shirley Abrahamson.  Presently the chief justice is selected based on seniority.  The amendment would call for the chief justice to be selected by a majority of the justices.