MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state's new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect.
Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi (SOO'-mee) issued the order Friday to temporarily block the law as District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, a Democrat, had requested.
Ozanne filed a lawsuit contending that a legislative committee that broke a stalemate that had kept the law in limbo for weeks met without the 24-hour notice required by Wisconsin's open meetings law. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the measure and Gov. Scott Walker signed it last week.
A spokesman for Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald declined to comment, citing the legal fight. Messages left for comment with Walker's spokesmen, as well as Democratic legislative leaders, were not immediately returned.
Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:09 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
The vote violated the state’s open-meetings law by failing to give 24-hours’ notice, Barca said in a complaint filed in Madison, the state capital. LOL..
So, it goes to the WI Supreme Court? Thoughts? It's going to court... I wouldn't be "thanking God" just yet... lol.... It's not like it's a done deal... It's an ongoing piece of legislation.... I'm not surprised there is a "legal argument" to stall.... It will get sorted out.... Even If the way in which the bill became law is found unconstitutional? It will most likely be reintroduced~will the Democratic Cowards run for Illinois again and avoid doing their job?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:20 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:25 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
-those Dems that fled to Illinois were doing their jobs--they were doing their jobs in another location, by teleconference, phones calls, emails, etc
They avoided doing the people's work and voting on bills... All because they were in the minority. They threw the politicians equivalent of a tamper tantrum.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:36 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
Look at the first answer on your question... Wow... Just Wow... Try and Follow along on your own thread.. LOL And we are only on page one...
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:48 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
I think its fine regardless its going to happen regardless they must have needed more time to push some contracts through.
I also think they should pass this....
A constitutional amendment proposed by Democratic Sen. Tim Cullen drops the three-fifths requirement so the Senate would only need a simple majority to vote.
That way even if they flee again they can just go back and vote on it again.
Answer by Charis76 at 12:50 PM on Mar. 18, 2011