Gov. Scott Walker scored the biggest victory of his political career last week when he signed his contentious collective bargaining bill into law. Now his opponents are itching for payback, and it appears they're going to start taking out their frustrations on conservative state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser.
Prosser's re-election bid against challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg had been chugging along in the background for nearly a month as massive protests at the state Capitol consumed the media. The protests, in fact, began in earnest the night Prosser and Kloppenburg emerged from a four-way court primary.
Walker, a Republican, signed the bill into law on Friday, but it was unclear whether that will spell the end of the demonstrations. One thing is certain -- the long-range political fallout is just beginning. Walker's opponents have vowed to recall Republican state senators who supported the bill, and his supporters are seeking to recall Democratic senators who fled the state to block a vote.