Judge Kills Union Curbs in Wisconsin - For Now
In a ruling over the procedure surrounding its passage, a judge has voided the big, famous Wisconsin collective bargaining law. Is it over, or does it move to another phase? It moves on.
The state Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for June 6 to decide whether it will take the case and Republicans who control the Legislature could also pass the law a second time to avoid the open meeting violations that led to the judge's voiding the law Thursday.
Walker and Republican leaders have said they would pass the law again as part of the state budget next month if necessary.
Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi ruled that Republican legislators violated Wisconsin's open meetings law during the run-up to the bill's passage in March. She said that renders the law void. She had previously put the law on hold temporarily while she considered the case.
I'm not clear on why they haven't already passed it again - but maybe that's not as easy as it sounds. Will advise.