Judge voids Wisconsin collective barg...

Judge voids Wisconsin collective bargaining law

There are 90 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 26, 2011, titled Judge voids Wisconsin collective bargaining law. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A Wisconsin judge has struck down a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most state workers.

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Tammy

Kansas City, MO

#1 May 26, 2011
This isn't over by a long shot. There are so many ways the legislature can get this passed.
Take Our Country Back

San Francisco, CA

#2 May 26, 2011
That a crock of BS. This activist liberal judge is attempting to circumvent the will of the people of Wisconsin. I say just pass it again and push it thru!
Pete Clemenza

Houston, TX

#3 May 26, 2011
So, the Wisconsin Repubs may try and go back to pass this legislation again but here's what they are facing should the do so.

-Already six Republican members of the state Senate are facing recall and Scott Walker likely will face it next year. The backlash from this should be crystal clear...working people in America are awake again. I don't think Walker and either the Sconny or national Repubs quite get that yet. Guess their going to have to learn the hard way.

-The proceedings to try and pass this legislation (ram it through?) again will be under a microscope and under serious observation by the rest of the country...media...working Americans...law experts...etc., and if they try and pull the same crap again (shutting down debate to move to a quickie roll call before some among their ranks lose their nerve or vote on a "budget" bill without a quorum) it isn't going to work.

-Most importantly; all those high school and college students and teachers that protested back in Feb and Mar are on summer vacation. They won't need to have any "sick out" and will have all the time in the world to go to and hang out in Madison. What that means is that if you thought the protests this winter were big...you're in for a summer of you ain't seen nothin' yet.

So, a little advice for Wisconsin Repubs and Repubs elsewhere from a hard-working American...give up the ghost on this. It was a bad idea from its inception and its an even worse idea now.

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Freedom Lover

Saint Paul, MN

#4 May 26, 2011
Apparently Sumi doesn't want Kloppenburg to be the only female Wisconsin Jurist to be publicly BH slapped this season?
Don Joyce

Clermont, FL

#5 May 26, 2011
Great law.
Miserable judge.
Read the tea leaves, libs. People are sick of your union thugs, waivers, whining and love of handouts.
Tree Hugger

United States

#6 May 26, 2011
Take Our Country Back wrote:
That a crock of BS. This activist liberal judge is attempting to circumvent the will of the people of Wisconsin. I say just pass it again and push it thru!
I agree, then find a way to get this (B)Sumi out of her chair....Where do these Non-American people come from? If our school systems are teaching this Liberal (S) then it is time for Education reform....
Tree Hugger

United States

#7 May 26, 2011
Pete Clemenza wrote:
So, the Wisconsin Repubs may try and go back to pass this legislation again but here's what they are facing should the do so.
-Already six Republican members of the state Senate are facing recall and Scott Walker likely will face it next year. The backlash from this should be crystal clear...working people in America are awake again. I don't think Walker and either the Sconny or national Repubs quite get that yet. Guess their going to have to learn the hard way.
-The proceedings to try and pass this legislation (ram it through?) again will be under a microscope and under serious observation by the rest of the country...media...working Americans...law experts...etc., and if they try and pull the same crap again (shutting down debate to move to a quickie roll call before some among their ranks lose their nerve or vote on a "budget" bill without a quorum) it isn't going to work.
-Most importantly; all those high school and college students and teachers that protested back in Feb and Mar are on summer vacation. They won't need to have any "sick out" and will have all the time in the world to go to and hang out in Madison. What that means is that if you thought the protests this winter were big...you're in for a summer of you ain't seen nothin' yet.
So, a little advice for Wisconsin Repubs and Repubs elsewhere from a hard-working American...give up the ghost on this. It was a bad idea from its inception and its an even worse idea now.
NEWS FLASH......Will Never happen...The anti Union train has left and will be rolling all across America soon...
tiger

United States

#8 May 26, 2011
Where will our missing 8 demostups go THIS TIME if it needs to be voted again? oh wait - nevermind they don't leave - now they just sit there with their fingers up their A$$ and refuse to vote! HA we will do it again and again and again til you understand this is what the people of Wisconsin want!
Sarah

Saint Paul, MN

#9 May 26, 2011
Whether you agree with this law or not, it is a bit disingenuous to claim that this law was passed "in dark back room deals." EVERYONE knew what this law was and that it had the votes to pass, it was reported all over nationally. And everyone knew that it would eventually pass - it was only delayed due to the democrats fleeing the state. Honestly, it wasn't like it passing was a big shock to everyone. Why don't they just pass it again quickly before the democrats get wind of it and run back to Illinois and end this court nonsense. They still have the same majority. That way, if the voters don't like it, they vote them out next term. Seems easy enough to me. I'm sick of courts and activists who aren't even from the area deciding things that ought to be decided by the voters.
meh

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 26, 2011
I don't know why they just don't vote again...
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#11 May 26, 2011
Why even bother electing a governor and a legislature when some DOPEY judge can do something as STUPID as this? This isn't 'checks and balances', this is governing by proxy, in the hands of a pseudo-anonymous judge.
Qina

United States

#12 May 26, 2011
Funny - not one comment from a WI resident. And the only comment that really made any sense was the one by "meh". Why don't they just pass the bill again? I'm not sure what courts from outside the area are deciding things, but if they're sure of their majority and sure of the need for the law they can schedule the vote pursuant to regular open meeting laws and pass it a second time.
Pete Clemenza

Houston, TX

#13 May 26, 2011
Tree Hugger wrote:
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NEWS FLASH......Will Never happen...The anti Union train has left and will be rolling all across America soon...
Hey, Hugger, how are things in that Candycane forest you live in?

NEWS FLASH: My post is correct...and you don't like the fact that it is. Fair enough and that's OK, nobody expected you to but it is the reality of the situation.

Working people are abandoning and will continue to abandon the Republican party...and s### like this law and others like it, the attempt to s###-can Medicare...are the reasons why. There is an old saying that goes 'don't p### on my shoes and tell me its raining'. It is true about the 2010 GOP agenda like it has never been true about anything else.

The old Reagan Democrats are coming home in droves...just look at what happened to Jack Kemp's old Congressional seat in New York on Tuesday. It's only the beginning, buddy...only the beginning.

Have a nice day!

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meh

Saint Paul, MN

#14 May 26, 2011
Qina wrote:
Funny - not one comment from a WI resident. And the only comment that really made any sense was the one by "meh". Why don't they just pass the bill again? I'm not sure what courts from outside the area are deciding things, but if they're sure of their majority and sure of the need for the law they can schedule the vote pursuant to regular open meeting laws and pass it a second time.
My guess (hope?) is they are waiting for school to be out...that way they won't have another 'plague' sweep through all the teachers, yet not affect any kids.
calvin

Minneapolis, MN

#15 May 26, 2011
digger wrote:
Why even bother electing a governor and a legislature when some DOPEY judge can do something as STUPID as this? This isn't 'checks and balances', this is governing by proxy, in the hands of a pseudo-anonymous judge.
Trade you this decision for the "Citizens United" decision by DOPEY, STUPID USSC judges.
Take Our Country Back

San Francisco, CA

#16 May 26, 2011
Pete Clemenza wrote:
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Hey, Hugger, how are things in that Candycane forest you live in?
NEWS FLASH: My post is correct...and you don't like the fact that it is. Fair enough and that's OK, nobody expected you to but it is the reality of the situation.
Working people are abandoning and will continue to abandon the Republican party...and s### like this law and others like it, the attempt to s###-can Medicare...are the reasons why. There is an old saying that goes 'don't p### on my shoes and tell me its raining'. It is true about the 2010 GOP agenda like it has never been true about anything else.
The old Reagan Democrats are coming home in droves...just look at what happened to Jack Kemp's old Congressional seat in New York on Tuesday. It's only the beginning, buddy...only the beginning.
Have a nice day!
Here is a news flash for you. The results of the last election prove the exact opposite, those of us who pay the bills are tired of having our pockets picked to line the bloated government union pension funds. These republicans are doing exactly what they ran on, reducing spending, balancing the state budget and taking the burden off of the taxpayer. This is exactly what the people voted for.
Wizconie

Amery, WI

#18 May 26, 2011
I'm not sure I've ever heard of a law being voided by open meeting violation. Usually someone might get fined or a slap on the wrist but not void the law. The Supreme Court will over rule this judge without a doubt.
UnionBS

United States

#19 May 26, 2011
Unions stand for workers? Are you kidding me? I guess that depends on which ones. I worked in a union. The only thing the union leaders did was take my money, sit on their lofty overpaid perch, and protect the slugs in the company while my hardworking co-workers and I did all the work. It was really fun seeing the guy who'd been at the company 10 years longer than I had collecting double the money because of his union tier, but would work about 3 hours a day and call in sick every two weeks.
SEIUer Rat

Monroe, LA

#20 May 26, 2011
Ozanne said. "The supremes are the supremes. They can do what they want."
Spoken like a true Leftist/Marxist. They CANNOT do what they want. They are there to interpret the law. But I feel sure that their State Supreme court has their share of Leftist judges who feel they can do what they want.
judge sue me

Monroe, LA

#21 May 26, 2011
I've searched our constitutions diligently, and have yet to find enumerated judicial power to make or veto laws, or to amend constitutions.
must be in the penumbra...
Keep in mind there was no open meetings law violation.
(Just a small detail.)
Its telling - voided on procedural issue, not constitutionality ...
Just pass it again ...

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