The union-busters get blocked, at least for the moment.
Via JSonline, with the tweet below CNN’s Erick Erickson’s response.
Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi issued a temporary restraining order Friday, barring the publication of a controversial new law that would sharply curtail collective bargaining for public employees.
Sumi’s order will prevent Secretary of State Doug La Follette from publishing the law until she can rule on the merits of the case. Dane County Ismael Ozanne is seeking to block the law because he says a legislative committee violated the state’s open meetings law.
Sumi said Ozanne was likely to succeed on the merits.
“It seems to me the public policy behind effective enforcement of the open meeting law is so strong that it does outweigh the interest, at least at this time, which may exist in favor of sustaining the validity of the (law),” she said.
Since Sumi’s ruling revolves around the open meetings law it’s pretty obvious Republicans can go back in and try it again.
Of course, if/when that happens, will we also see a replay of the protests and quorum avoidance from Democrats, workers, and their allies? That seems fairly likely. – Steve Benen
Benen’s likely correct.
On another note and to add, just got this via email, with the Greater Wisconsin Committee targeting Gov. Scott Walker’s chummy relationship with a judge, as the Wisconsin Supreme Court election nears on April 5th.