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Wis. justice says he has colon illness

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser says he's recovering from a colon ailment and won't take up any new cases this month.

The 68-year-old Prosser says he went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison hospital on Nov. 11 with what he thought was stomach flu. Doctors there diagnosed him with diverticulitis, a condition in which small pouches in the colon become inflamed.

Prosser says he spent six days in the hospital and lost 10 pounds. He says he's fine now but must stick to a high-fiber diet.

He did not participate in oral arguments last week and won't participate in oral arguments set for Tuesday. He says he feels well enough to participate but has fallen behind and doesn't want to take on any extra work until he's caught up.

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