BREAKING: Wisconsin Judge Declares Union Law Not In Effect
By Associated Press

Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn’t, forcing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to halt plans to implement a law that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights and cut their pay.

Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi, who had issued an order intended to block implementation of the law while she considered a challenge to its legitimacy and warned of sanctions for noncompliance, amended her order Thursday to clarify that the law had not taken effect, as Republican leaders argued it had.

The governor’s top aide, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, later issued a statement saying Walker would comply with Sumi’s order and halt preparations that were under way to begin deducting money from most public workers’ paychecks, but that the governor’s administration still believes the law took effect after a state office unexpectedly published online.

“While I believe the budget repair bill was legally published and is indeed law, given the most recent court action we will suspend the implementation of it at this time,” Huebsch said.

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2 Comments to “Judge Sumi puts it to Scott Walker: Your law is NOT the law!”

  • What? Walker is afraid of going to jail for contempt? What a wuss! I am sure the Koch’s could find a judge on their payroll that would get him out…

  • @ Judge Sumi… It is great having you, an honest judge and you serve the public. Why is it so difficult for other public figures like Scott Walker and his posse to do? It scares me to think of so many high ranking public officials who feel that they have free reign to do whatever they want to the public. Why can’t these criminals be put in prison? Any other average taxpaying citizen would be behind bars if they carried on the way that Scott Walker does? I just don’t understand???

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