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State law library to be named after Prosser

Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Pat Roggensack announced Friday that the court has decided to name the state’s law library after Justice David Prosser.

The Wisconsin State Law Library will be named after Prosser to recognize his dedication to public service, according to a news release. A ceremony is being planned for September.

Prosser, who is retiring from the Supreme Court, spent more than 40 years in public service in three branches of state government. Of those, 18 were as a justice.

Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by then-Gov. Tommy Thompson in 1998, Prosser was a commissioner on the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission and served in the state Assembly from 1979 through 1996. Two of those years were as Assembly Speaker and six as minority leader. Before that, Prosser had been the district attorney for Outagamie County.

The State Law Library is on the second floor of the Risser Justice Center, which stands at 17 W. Main St., Madison.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

One comment

  1. This should not happen. While in the Assembly, David Prosser committed the same crimes that got Chuck Chvala aa jail sentence and Scott Jensen kicked out of the Assembly. He admitted it after the statute of limitations was up. Then there is his behavior, physically attacking another Justice and calling the Chief Justice names. If anyone should have their name on the Law Library, it should be Shirley Abrahamson.

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