BREAKING: Judge Strikes Down Walker's Anti-Union Law

Judge MaryAnn Sumi of Dane County has issued an injunction against WI Gov Scott Walker's union-busting collective bargaining law effective immediately. The WI State Journal:

Sumi's decision said there was "clear and convincing evidence" that Republicans who control the Legislature violated the state's open meetings laws. And she said that means the law is void.

So for now, public employees still have their collective bargaining rights -- that is, until June 6, when the WI Supreme Court decides if it wants to take up the case.

If so, that's when it might get tangled up again... Walker flunky David T. Prosser was just declared the winner in Supreme Court seat recount, after an extremely close race against union favorite JoAnne Kloppenburg, which tips the Supreme Court scales back in Walker's favor. Meanwhile, Kloppenburg has until May 31 to decide if she wants to sue to contest the election. We'll be updating this story as more news unfolds.

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at May 26, 2011, 5:09am

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