Wisconsin Union Law Struck Down

The law that caused thousands of protestors to descend on Madison, WI, has been shot down. But the legal battle won’t end.

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Dane County circuit court Judge Maryann Sumi said today she is freezing the law, called Act 10, because Republicans legislators on a committee did not follow the state’s open meetings law.

The law, championed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, significantly limits collective bargaining rights for state employees, except for police and firefighters.

There was no court hearing before Judge Sumi issued her 33-page opinion. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sumi wrote, “The Legislature and its committees are bound to comply with the open meetings law by their own choice. Continue reading “Wisconsin Union Law Struck Down”