Friday, May 27, 2011

Wis. wins! Judge saves collective bargaining

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — Judge Maryann Sumi on Thursday invalidated the anti-collective bargaining law Republican legislators slipped in as they violated Wisconsin's open records law during the run-up to passage that saw 100,000 citizens protesting. Her decision came as a result of a lawsuit Democratic Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne filed challenging the new law. But today the Wisconsin DOJ asked the court to lift the ban on the anti-union law: State attorneys asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to immediately vacate the judge's decision striking down Republican Gov. Scott Walker's contentious collective bargaining law.