There were several versions of the Supreme Court Prosser/Bradley imbroglio. Aside from Abrahamson and Bradley (who were those having trouble with Prosser), my recollection is that all others present backed Prosser's version of events. Accordingly, my impression is that your attack on Prosser was very politically slanted (Cheap Shots, 12/30/11).
With regard to the argument that Justice Gableman got free legal aid from the Michael Best firm, my understanding is that the firm did not give free legal aid to the justice due to his powerful position (which is routinely implied), but that they had a contingent fee arrangement and, since Gableman did not win, the firm didn't get paid.
Finally, your characterization of Kathy Nickolaus as the most incompetent county clerk ever award is both mean-spirited and stupid. The error was relatively minor, related only to an unofficial count total, and didn't ultimately change a thing in the course of election history. You want to hang her by the yardarm solely because the unofficial total turned out to be inaccurate and Kloppenberg lost. Too bad and get over it.
Dave Marohl, Sun Prairie
The doctors who wrote sick notes at the Capitol are working-class heroes. Sometimes it is important to disobey work rules to stand up for a greater moral principle. The groups concerned with medical ethics should quit harassing these doctors and concentrate on opposing this administration's attempts to gut Medicaid and BadgerCare. They should also be criticizing those who stand in the way of Medicare-for-all policies at the state and national levels, and stand against the tyranny of big pharma, too.
Compare the doctors' action to a related case of rule-breaking where no punishment was meted out. On March 9, 2011, state Republican legislators commandeered a city bus in order to get out of Madison quickly after a controversial vote, rather than face their constituents. That's sleazy.
Certain people who break rules are punished differently than others, it seems. In these cases, ask who stood with the 99 percent.