February 16, 2013

"Somewhere, someone needs to create a 'Ridiculous Legal Document Hall of Fame.'"

"It would proudly house the contract visitors have to sign to enter Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. And it would feature the $416 million lawsuit filed against Michael Jordan in 2006 by an old man who complained that he suffered harassment because he looked too much like the basketball star (despite being six inches shorter). Last week, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley produced a legal document so preposterous it would warrant its own wing. Bradley's recusal from a state Judicial Commission case against fellow Justice David Prosser is a nakedly partisan hit job."

Opines Christian Schneider in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (Read the whole thing.)

17 comments:

EDH said...

This is why we need more women in politics and public office.

They're so much above the petty, partisan bickering male politicians engage in, or some bullshit like that.

betamax3000 said...

"There was dancing now on the canvas in the courtroom; old men in robes pushing young girl judges backward in eternal graceless circles..."
"... Superior Court couples holding each other tortuously, fashionably, and keeping in the corners — and a great number of lawyers dancing individualistically or relieving the orchestra for a moment of the burden of the banjo or the torts."

DADvocate said...

I can' imagine a liberal Democrat committing an underhanded, partisan act such as what Schneider accuses Bradley. I'm sure her motives are as pure as the driven snow.

garage mahal said...

From the comments:

"Yet despite any misgivings supporters had about Gabelman’s electability or the campaign he ran, the bottom line is that he won. So it’s hard to argue tactics – clearly his campaign knew what they were doing." --Christian Schneider

And this is the same guy that just recently wrote a hit piece titled "Was Kyle Wood beaten for being a gay Republican? My exclusive interview with Wood here" Which blew up in his and the MJS's face so bad they had to take the *entire* article down? He's a cheap rent-a-whore for the WIGOP and doesn't write anything that *isn't* a hit piece.

edutcher said...

If you do, the building will even dwarf The Barack Obama Library of Presidential AWESOMENESS.

Big Mike said...

I'd rather no one put "Justice Ann Walsh Bradley" and "naked" into the same sentence.

ByondPolitics said...

If you're going to mock anyone, you ought to be sharper about science.

The two not only arrived some 16 hours apart but, more importantly, had radically different trajectories (Kepler). They could not have been related.

Naming peculiarities are not science, they're just dictionary definitions.

Ann Althouse said...

@ByondPolitics Thanks for the sharpness tips. Now, who's the asteroid and who's the meteorite, Bradley or Roggensack?

Astro said...

If there is going to be a Ridculous Legal Documents Hall of Fame that includes fictional contracts, then it ought to includes the movie version of the contract for Bilbo Baggins' services, which was a multi-foot long scroll. In the book the contract was two simple paragraphs in a note left on his mantle.

Astro said...

Is her name really Justice 'Patience' Roggensack?

She'd have to be the asteroid; Bradley is the lightweight, but destructive, meteorite.

a SWVA liz said...

There is not a building large enough

Chuck said...

Is Christian Schneider the best newspaper writer in Wisconsin? I'd say so.

The fact that Schneider seems to get under the skin of Garage Mahal is just the final proof.

tiger said...

Bradley is a disgusting woman and unworthy of sitting on the WSSC bench.

What a twant.

tiger said...

garage mahal said...
From the comments:

"Yet despite any misgivings supporters had about Gabelman’s electability or the campaign he ran, the bottom line is that he won. So it’s hard to argue tactics – clearly his campaign knew what they were doing." --Christian Schneider

And this is the same guy that just recently wrote a hit piece titled "Was Kyle Wood beaten for being a gay Republican? My exclusive interview with Wood here" Which blew up in his and the MJS's face so bad they had to take the *entire* article down? He's a cheap rent-a-whore for the WIGOP and doesn't write anything that *isn't* a hit piece.

Poor baby! Got your knickers in a twist we all see.

GTFU numbnuts and stop being such a hypocrite.

Bradley is a disgusting human being and terrible judge who can escape her politics.

She's a Grade A twant and everyone not a 'Progressive' knows it.

PianoLessons said...

Bradley is both astroid and meteroite.....she needs to be run out of town by the sheriff......as soon as possible.

What a traitor to feminists everywhere. What a political hack.

Who voted for her and who ever will again?

BTW - we need to gently tell Shirley her time is up as she seems to share in the old school "female hysterics" of locking her door less the big, bad wolf (man) David Prosser come attack her again.

These two women have made a travesty of our state's Supreme Court.

They need to both get run out of town.

PianoLessons said...

The Legal Insurrection blog actually has a comment from Roggensak way before the politically inspired "attack on the neck" from the puny Justice Prosser wherein she suggested that Bradley needed anger management therapy.

Note: This was written BEFORE the alleged (and false, politically motivated drama)of the workplace violence that Ann Bradley and Shirley have been so traumatized by that they - to this very day- lock their office doors in fear.

I know what I knew - sorry to not have a link but the resourceful among us - and curious - might just do the attendant research.

Bradley is a maniac and she seems to have some kind of Rasputin like hold on poor OLD Shirley.

They both need to gone. As soon as we can chase them away.


I can't find it any longer in LI's archives but I sent it out here on Althouse when the

Kirk Parker said...

Betamax,

Your Gatsby parodies are beyond excellent. I haven't been so entertained (in that direction) since Trooper was doing his movie dialogs!