Governor Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law. Your thoughts? If so, why?

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MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, halting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's plans – at least temporarily – to cut most public workers' pay and strip them of most of their union rights.

Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi issued a declaration stating in no uncertain terms that the collective bargaining law that led to weeks of large protests at the state Capitol had not taken effect, contradicting Republican arguments that it had because a state office published it online. Hours later, Walker said his administration would comply, despite misgivings about the order.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Judge Sumi was appointed in 1998 by Gov. Tommy Thompson, a Republican.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/19/us/19wisconsin.h...

    In her decision, Sumi said she was making no judgment on the merits of the bill and was deciding only the open meetings issue.

    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-po...

    Just for those above that stated she was politically motivated. Try to get some facts, people.

  • Huh?
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Because the courts threatened sanctions. We are a country of laws and if a executive is able to ignore a court order then what other court rulings can he ignore?

    How about a writ of habeas corpus? Could the Governor order the arrest of political opponents without warrant or charge and when the courts order him to release the prisoner what if he refuses? A Governor can not be above the law...the court has issued an injunction stopping the implementation of this law and until she is overruled by a higher court the Governor has no choice but to obey, otherwise we would have anarchy.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Nothing 5 mins and a revote on the original bill wont solve. That way we can dispense with all this silly "they didnt give us 24 hrs notice for a meeting" nonsense.

    All that has to be done is call for a vote in the senate, done deal. I have no idea why they are wasting time with this ridiculous court battle.

  • 10 years ago

    He had no choice, so they will take it back to the Wisconsin house, re vote send it to the senate and all the democrats will run to Illinois again this time they will give them the whole day's notice and pass it into law once again.

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  • 10 years ago

    I can't believe Walker seriously considered ignoring the judge's ruling. The arrogance.

  • Gunny
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    TOO---bad that little gnome needs to be picking up soap in the prison showers

    Source(s): observation
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Love it. Now recall the Oil tycoon robot.

  • Tony
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Did you mention the fact that that judge is a long time Democrat, and her son is actually a lawyer for the unions? Her "injunction" is fueled purely by political motives, not rule of law.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    There were no pay cuts.

    What you have here is bad sourcing.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    He had a good run.

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