Wisconsin judge declares union law not in effect | The Columbus Dispatch

A Wisconsin judge has ruled the state's explosive new collective bargaining law is not in effect. Full Story
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union man myself

Chillicothe, OH

#2 Mar 31, 2011
2 Thumbs up for Judge Sumi
Tax Payer

Lancaster, OH

#3 Mar 31, 2011
Would a judges pay be affected by the law?
tip

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 31, 2011
Liberals cannot win legislatively; the courts have become their favorite tool.
hugh

Canton, OH

#5 Mar 31, 2011
It is not business as usual for the courts to step into the middle of the legislative process. The usual approach is for the courts to rule on the law after it has gone into effect. There are almost always irregularities in the legislative process. If the courts take the power to rule on internal legislative proceedings, they will have the power to negate the legislature. We could end up with just one branch of government: the judiciary.
Grove City Grump

Grove City, OH

#6 Mar 31, 2011
Taxpayer wrote:
Yeah, right. A county judge can stop a state law---not on this planet.
Of course, I never thought I would see a Keynan in the White House named President BO.
Taxpayer must be trying to spell "Keynesian." Only a fool would mean "Kenyan."
ha ha

Columbus, OH

#7 Mar 31, 2011
ha HA HAAAAAA
hope they keep Walker in office long enough for a recall.
Gort

United States

#8 Mar 31, 2011
Her son is a big shot in the SEIU. Wonder how much advise he gave her.
ha ha

Columbus, OH

#9 Mar 31, 2011
ha HA HAAAAA

put it on the wishful presidential record.

Ha HA HAAAAAAAA
Parasite Government

Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 31, 2011
So, in her mind, legislators can abandon the State and refuse to return for weeks on end, but holding a vote violates "open meetings" laws?

This will be overturned, but there are a lot of "kings in black robes" who think they are smarter than everyone else.

She must be one of them.
bumper sticker

Columbus, OH

#11 Mar 31, 2011
Grove City Grump wrote:
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Taxpayer must be trying to spell "Keynesian." Only a fool would mean "Kenyan."
If both shoes fit, he can wear them.
Jim

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 31, 2011
The part of the process you are overlooking is that the law was violated prior to the bill going into affect. I guess it was ok that they violated the open meeting law. If this was something that affected you maybe due process would be OK.
hugh wrote:
It is not business as usual for the courts to step into the middle of the legislative process. The usual approach is for the courts to rule on the law after it has gone into effect. There are almost always irregularities in the legislative process. If the courts take the power to rule on internal legislative proceedings, they will have the power to negate the legislature. We could end up with just one branch of government: the judiciary.
Libcrusher101

Powell, OH

#14 Mar 31, 2011
Gotta love the librael activist judges...
KING KASUCK

Cardington, OH

#15 Mar 31, 2011
I hope Judge Sumi kicks Walker's arrogant ***! She should have the jerk arrested for contempt of court and being a MORON!!!
KING KASUCK

Cardington, OH

#16 Mar 31, 2011
Libcrusher101 wrote:
Gotta love the librael activist judges...
Just as much as I love toothless, unemployed Tea Party morons, who can't spell worth a ****!
dave chappelle

Hilliard, OH

#17 Mar 31, 2011
The "open meetings" law is in the Wisconsin Constitution and requires 24 hours notice of public meetings unless there is an emergency or legislative rules stating otherwise.

The Wisconsin legislative conference committee met on less than 2 hours notice (with no emergency and no rules exemption) to consider and vote on the union busting law. This clearly violated the law.

Why are so many conservatives now hostile toward the constitution of Wisconsin and the rule of law?

lunacentric

Plain City, OH

#18 Mar 31, 2011
tip wrote:
Liberals cannot win legislatively; the courts have become their favorite tool.
Oh like kasich removing a republican to get get a bill passed.
Unreal

Columbus, OH

#19 Mar 31, 2011
Sumi is also an Associate Dean of the Wisconsin Judicial College. Anyone want to bet that this judge was backed and supported by the unions when she ran for office?

In February 2011, in the middle of a statewide debate regarding labor unions' collective bargaining, Judge Sumi refused the Madison School District's request to send teachers back to work. The district asked the judge to impose a temporary restraining order to bar teachers from participating in further work stoppages. It referred to the teachers' protests in the capital as a strike, which are illegal under state law.

Judge Sumi "refused to categorize the work stoppage as a strike and said that the district could not prove irreparable harm had been caused by the teachers."

Work stoppage = strike. It's nice to see that the state of Wisconsin has an idiot judge on their bench too!
Parasite Government

Columbus, OH

#20 Mar 31, 2011
KING KASUCK wrote:
I hope Judge Sumi kicks Walker's arrogant ***! She should have the jerk arrested for contempt of court and being a MORON!!!
No union goon whinefest rally to attend today?
lunacentric

Plain City, OH

#21 Mar 31, 2011
Gort wrote:
Her son is a big shot in the SEIU. Wonder how much advise he gave her.
OMG, those scary service employees?
lunacentric

Plain City, OH

#22 Mar 31, 2011
Unreal wrote:
Sumi is also an Associate Dean of the Wisconsin Judicial College. Anyone want to bet that this judge was backed and supported by the unions when she ran for office?
In February 2011, in the middle of a statewide debate regarding labor unions' collective bargaining, Judge Sumi refused the Madison School District's request to send teachers back to work. The district asked the judge to impose a temporary restraining order to bar teachers from participating in further work stoppages. It referred to the teachers' protests in the capital as a strike, which are illegal under state law.
Judge Sumi "refused to categorize the work stoppage as a strike and said that the district could not prove irreparable harm had been caused by the teachers."
Work stoppage = strike. It's nice to see that the state of Wisconsin has an idiot judge on their bench too!
Like Scott Walker being backed by the Koch bros, why do these people need backing,Hummmm.

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