Wisconsin Judge Again Blocks Anti-Union Wisconsin Law; Attorney General Says It’s In Effect
Judge Maryann Sumi has blocked Wisconsin from putting into effect an anti-collective bargaining measure. This is the second time she’s enjoined the law from being enacted, but Wisconsin Republicans published the law last week in a way that circumvented the original order.
Sumi noted her original restraining order issued earlier this month was clear in saying that the state should not proceed with implementing the law. The Walker administration did so after the bill was published Friday by a state agency not included in Sumi’s earlier temporary restraining order.
“Apparently that language was either misunderstood or ignored, but what I said was the further implementation of Act 10 was enjoined. That is what I now want to make crystal clear,” she said.
However Wisconsin’s attorney general doesn’t seem to care what the judge has to say.
…outside the court room, Assistant Attorney General Steven Means said the legislation “absolutely” is still in effect.
Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) balked at that statement.
“It’s just startling that the attorney general believes you should not follow court orders anymore,” he said.Click here for reuse options!
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