Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi ruled Thursday that Republican legislators violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law during the run up to passage. She says that renders the law void.
The law pushed by Gov. Scott Walker takes away all bargaining rights except over base salary for teachers and other public workers.
The decision is not the end of the legal fight. The state Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for June 6 to determine whether it will take the same case.
Easy solution for Republican union busters in Wisconsin. Just pass the law again, this time by not violating the “open meetings law.”
Then look for a new line of work, because collective bargaining is wholly American, just ask Chris Christie.