Wisconsin Judge Temporarily Blocks Gov. Walker's Union-Busting Bill

Various sources are reporting that Dane County, Wisconsin, Judge Maryann Sumi has granted a restraining order temporarily blocking the publication of the union-busting law that was rammed through the Wisconsin state legislature recently.

The blog WisPolitics:

Sumi said she was given no evidence to show why the conference committee could not have given a 24-hour notice for its meeting last week or why a timely notice was not provided.

Sumi said some may ask how a bill can be stopped in its tracks by a "minor" issue like failure to properly notice a meeting.

"My response is it's not minor; it's not a minor detail," she said, adding it is of utmost importance that nothing that happens in government occur in secret.

We'll update with more details, as they come in.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at March 18, 2011, 6:05am

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