Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser to Retire at End of July after 18 years on High Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser to retire at end of July after 18 years on high court.

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Wisconsin in various capacities for more than 40 years. During this time, I have had the exceptional privilege of working in all three branches of state government, including 18 years as a representative in the State Assembly and 18 years as a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court,” Prosser wrote in a letter delivered to Gov. Scott Walker today.

According to Wisconsin Court System's website, Justice Prosser was appointed to the Tax Appeals Commission following an 18-year career in the Wisconsin Legislature where he represented the Appleton area in the Assembly from 1979 through 1996. During his tenure, he served six years as Assembly minority leader and two years as Assembly Speaker. For 16 years, he was a legislative member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He was reappointed to the Commission by Assembly Speakers in 2005-07 and 2012-present.

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today regarding the retirement of Justice David T. Prosser, Jr.:

Justice Prosser has faithfully served the state of Wisconsin for decades. Throughout his almost 18 years of service on the state Supreme Court, he demonstrated his love for the law and commitment to Wisconsin’s citizens. His service to Wisconsinites extended beyond the bench, including his time as a member and leader of Wisconsin’s State Assembly as well as a Commissioner on the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission. It was a pleasure to serve with Justice Prosser in the Assembly and we thank him for his service to the state of Wisconsin and its citizens.

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