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WI Supreme Ct Wants Arguments For Taking Up Union Law (legislature: will add to budget early June)
Channel 3000 ^ | May 4, 2011

Posted on 05/05/2011 2:10:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

MADISON, Wis. -- The state Supreme Court has asked attorneys for reasons why it should take up a lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's divisive collective bargaining plan.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has filed a lawsuit alleging Republican legislators violated Wisconsin's open meetings law during debate on the plan before Walker signed it into law in March.

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi has blocked the law from taking effect while she considers the lawsuit. Sumi is expected to make a decision on the case after May 23.

The state Justice Department last month asked the Supreme Court to take the case and rule that Sumi doesn't have the authority to block a law before it takes effect.

....The Supreme Court said it intends to hold oral arguments on June 6.

The Supreme Court said the parties in the case should file a response, with a supporting memorandum, on the issue of whether the Supreme Court should accept jurisdiction on or before May 18.

Ozanne said Wednesday that he will work to meet the May 18 deadline for filing a response.

Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers said that if courts haven't ruled on the legality of the measure by early June, they will add it into the state budget by the Joint Finance Committee.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: bargaining; collective; collectivebargaining; sumi; union; walker; wisconsinshowdown
Republican lawmakers said that if courts haven't ruled on the legality of the measure by early June, they will add it into the state budget by the Joint Finance Committee.

I gather (if I understand this sentence) that the GOP majority in the legislature will ignore the rogue Dane county judge and adjust the state budget as passed -- that they are not going to sit around burning tax money if Dane County DA Ismael Ozanne decides to miss the court deadline.

1 posted on 05/05/2011 2:10:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“divisive”

stopped reading right there.


2 posted on 05/05/2011 2:36:06 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: tgusa

Well, I’m glad I kept reading because it looks like the GOP majority plans to enact the “divisive” Walker plan that they passed and let the chips fall where they may.

Ha!


3 posted on 05/05/2011 2:41:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Madistan” lawyers will do anything to stop the process anyway they can. Blocking and delaying is their way to keep the heat on. Don’t overlook the fact that there are several re-call elections coming soon. By keeping the budget issue looming, it will be fresh in the re-call voters minds (what little minds there seems to be).

I’m afraid this issue will be smoldering for months to come.


4 posted on 05/05/2011 6:12:32 AM PDT by Progov
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