Thursday, February 02, 2006

Former Leaders Prosser, Strohl Ready to Testify on Campaign Activity

By Greg Bump

State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, a former GOP Assembly speaker, will testify that he engaged in campaign activity while he served in the Assembly.

According to a summary turned into the court by Rep. Scott Jensen attorney Stephen Meyer today, Prosser, an Assembly member from 1979-96, will testify that he held campaign and political meetings in his Capitol office; recruited candidates; gathered voting lists and target lists; set up, attended and staffed fundraisers.

"The Democratic leadership, members, and their respective caucuses were engaged in the same or similar conduct during my time in the Legislature," reads the Prosser testimony summary.

See the full summary:

Also turning in a similar summary was former Senate Majority Leader Joe Strohl, D-Racine:

The summaries and another motion filed by Meyer today are in response to Dane County DA Brian Blanchard's motion last week asking Judge Steven Ebert to disallow Jensen from using the "other guy is doing it" argument at the trial. A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

See the Blanchard filing

See Meyer's response

-- Also, Blanchard has responded to a filing from attorneys for Rep. Scott Jensen that alleged the former GOP speaker was the victim of selective prosecution.

In his filing, Blanchard called the dismissal request "an affront to this court" and said the motion should be dismissed without an evidentiary hearing.

See Blanchard's motion

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