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Wisconsin Supreme Court Overturns Stay on Collective Bargaining
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6/14/11 | Patrick Marley

Posted on 06/14/2011 3:27:28 PM PDT by IDRATHERNOT

Acting with unusual speed, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated Gov. Scott Walker's plan to all but end collective bargaining for tens of thousands of public workers.

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: abrahamson; bradley; crooks; gableman; prosser; roggensack; scottwalker; sumi; union; unionthugs; walker; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown; ziegler
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4-3 Decision

The majority opinion was by Justices Michael Gableman, David Prosser, Patience Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. The other three justices -Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and Justices Ann Walsh Bradley and N. Patrick Crooks - concurred in part and dissented in part.

1 posted on 06/14/2011 3:27:31 PM PDT by IDRATHERNOT
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Woo-hoo!


2 posted on 06/14/2011 3:29:45 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Thank goodness. It is long past time the unholy alliance between government unions and Rats ended.


3 posted on 06/14/2011 3:30:23 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Jean S

Woo! Hoo!


4 posted on 06/14/2011 3:30:27 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Wonder what the Crooks campaign was like. “Crooks for Supreme Court of Wisconsin!” Truth in advertising?


5 posted on 06/14/2011 3:31:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: IDRATHERNOT; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; ...
Wisconsin Politics Ping List Ping!
6 posted on 06/14/2011 3:33:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Yes!!!


7 posted on 06/14/2011 3:33:37 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

YES!!!

Let the temper tantrums begin.


9 posted on 06/14/2011 3:35:27 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Where it began is where it ends. How ironic?!


10 posted on 06/14/2011 3:36:01 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: fwdude

Right now I can feel the Madistomp and Winneconne-whine, all the way down here in Tennessee.


11 posted on 06/14/2011 3:37:39 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Crooks? I thought he was a conservative?


12 posted on 06/14/2011 3:39:00 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Unusual speed? The libs dragged this out for months while they counted and recounted the ballots.

Besides, it’s not a hard case to understand, except apparently for those three activist lib judges. The governor and legislature have a right to make the laws. And no activist judge has a right to block them for the sole reason that it might hurt the unions and cut back on Democrat campaign donations.


13 posted on 06/14/2011 3:39:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: blackdog
You think it's over? Ever see Night of the Living Dead? That's the way liberals behave...
14 posted on 06/14/2011 3:39:26 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

This demonstrates just how important elections are. If David Prosser’s opponent had won the election, this would surely have gone the other way.


15 posted on 06/14/2011 3:40:14 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: IDRATHERNOT
Sumi should join Kloppy for drinks and tears.
16 posted on 06/14/2011 3:40:53 PM PDT by JPG (Hey, LSM, how are those emails workin' out for ya?)
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To: IDRATHERNOT
This is the death of public unions in that state and if they had even pretended to have good sense instead of showing what outright fascists they are they'd have survived to fight another day. The thing is, in Wisconsin and elsewhere, the unions can see the handwriting on the wall. They're finally starting to realize that the democrat "post industrial society" betrayal of industrial workers that deliberately and with malice aforethought slaughtered industry after industry in this country as soon as public employee unions got large isn't working out the way they expected it to.

The democrat fascists will start getting desperate now so it should be fun to watch. They'll be blowing stuff up again like they blew up ROTC centers and recruiting centers all over the country. A wave of terrorism everyone has conveniently forgotten.

17 posted on 06/14/2011 3:42:38 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: JPG

LOL!


18 posted on 06/14/2011 3:43:08 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Woo-Hoo!


19 posted on 06/14/2011 3:45:30 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Take a look at the dissents by Chief Justice Abrahamson and Justice Crooks. Very unprofessional in that they engage in petty, almost personal insults. No wonder Prosser lost his temper in that illicitly-leaked email about Abrahamson’s personal shortcomings (although I am not excusing that email).

The majority-side opinions, in contrast, stick to the facts and the law.


20 posted on 06/14/2011 3:46:12 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: IDRATHERNOT
The court ruled that Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi's ruling, which had held up implementation of the collective bargaining law, was void ab initio, or invalid from the outset.

Does that mean that contracts that were forced to be agreed in the interim are null & void? (hoping...)

21 posted on 06/14/2011 3:46:38 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: murron
This demonstrates just how important elections are. If David Prosser’s opponent had won the election, this would surely have gone the other way.

You mean the disgustingly ugly JoAnne Kloppenburg, who demanded that Judge Prosser concede the election when she thought she'd won by 200 votes, then herself refused to concede when all the votes were in and she found out she'd lost by more than 7000 votes?

22 posted on 06/14/2011 3:46:48 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Isn’t the Prosser victory still in dispute? If so, should we anticipate a legal challenge on that basis?


23 posted on 06/14/2011 3:48:12 PM PDT by SES1066 (Michael Moore - a pernicious progluddite of socialism!)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Excellent!


24 posted on 06/14/2011 3:48:30 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Mitt Romney makes Nelson Rockefeller look like Ronald Reagan. NO MITT 2012.)
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To: IDRATHERNOT; Jean S

On Wisconsin!!!!!


25 posted on 06/14/2011 3:49:17 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Rashputin

3...
2...
1...

BUSH’S FAULT!!!!!


26 posted on 06/14/2011 3:50:10 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Congrats, Walker & WI!


27 posted on 06/14/2011 3:51:53 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: fwdude

I bet the Walkerville miscreants are gonna be out of sorts tonight. The adults are ignoring their temper tantrum.


28 posted on 06/14/2011 3:52:57 PM PDT by dools0007world
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To: SES1066
Isn’t the Prosser victory still in dispute?

Kloppenburg abandoned her recounts at the end of May and conceded.

29 posted on 06/14/2011 3:54:16 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: SES1066
Isn’t the Prosser victory still in dispute? If so, should we anticipate a legal challenge on that basis?

Opponent conceded. No further recount.

30 posted on 06/14/2011 3:54:16 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: IDRATHERNOT
Please FReep this poll on the result.
31 posted on 06/14/2011 3:55:31 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: dools0007world

Boy watch what happens in Wisconsin tomorrow ... it’s gonna get ugly, the libs have to have “their way” ... or “else.”


32 posted on 06/14/2011 3:55:46 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: tcrlaf
3... 2... 1... BUSH’S FAULT!!!!!

You forgot to add 'AND YOU ARE A RACIST!!!'

33 posted on 06/14/2011 3:56:59 PM PDT by CharlyFord
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To: SES1066

What? You didn’t the big banner headlines and endless days of commentary? Kloppie conceded.


34 posted on 06/14/2011 3:57:06 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
... it’s gonna get ugly, the libs have to have “their way” ... or “else.”

Let 'em. That would cost them in their recall efforts.

35 posted on 06/14/2011 3:58:50 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: pogo101
Take a look at the dissents by Chief Justice Abrahamson and Justice Crooks. Very unprofessional in that they engage in petty, almost personal insults.

Not surprised. I don't even need to know who the dissenting judges are. I can tell that they are political animals. When I took Civics way back in high school and then later in college we were taught that Appellate Judges were not supposed to let their political leanings affect their decisions. What a joke that is. With the US Supreme Court I can predict with a high degree of certainty which judges are going to go which way on a given issue. Just tell me the issue and the vote count and I can tell you which way the judges are gonna go. It's not 100% but I can get into the 90s. And I have no legal background. It's not supposed to be that way, but judges have become political animals. Maybe they always were.
36 posted on 06/14/2011 4:00:13 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: DJ Frisat
You think it's over? Ever see Night of the Living Dead? That's the way liberals behave.

You got it!! They will not stop!

They've got their recall elections going and they'll find a liberal judge somewhere to continue their fight. But, accept loosing? Never!!

37 posted on 06/14/2011 4:01:54 PM PDT by CharlyFord
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sumi’s opinion was overtly political. She should be recalled/removed from office.


38 posted on 06/14/2011 4:02:06 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: SES1066

No. He won. Proven


39 posted on 06/14/2011 4:03:16 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (I AM ISRAEL)
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To: IDRATHERNOT
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and Justices Ann Walsh Bradley and N. Patrick Crooks - concurred in part and dissented in part.

I just did a bio on Shirley Abrahamson and she is EXACTLY what I thought she would be. I'm not surprised by her background one bit. I had a strange feeling about her and my suspicions were confirmed by her bio. These things are so damn predictable.
40 posted on 06/14/2011 4:04:50 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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"Sumi should join Kloppy for drinks and tears"

Actually they should be dismissed and disbarred.

The politicization of law needs to be dealt with and very harshly too.

41 posted on 06/14/2011 4:06:03 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Why do u think they tried so hard to steal Prossers seat?


42 posted on 06/14/2011 4:13:46 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Good. Wisconsin is going to lead America back to Liberty. Have been listening to Belling on my way home and his wit and keen investigative nature makes for compelling talk radio. He is documenting the way out, as is Scott Walker and the rest of your brave conservatives. Cheers to all, we will see you soon!


43 posted on 06/14/2011 4:16:32 PM PDT by Shady (The numbers do not lie.)
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To: rabidralph; Palmetto Patriot; newzjunkey
Hey that was only 3.5 weeks ago, I must have been sick, asleep, out-of-the-country or out of my mind [choose one or all]. Glad to know that that one finished without a Minnesota / Washington State ending.

Thanks to all for lighting me up! /grin

44 posted on 06/14/2011 4:17:02 PM PDT by SES1066 (Michael Moore - a pernicious progluddite of socialism!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; IDRATHERNOT; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon

You all did very well! Sure am glad you’re on our side. Especially for 2012 and unseating Obama. :)

Congrats!


45 posted on 06/14/2011 4:17:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Rashputin

Yes! I’ve been saying the same thing. Dems have put all their union eggs in the govt basket and sold their private brethren down the river. No slight to gays and enviros and their hefty contributions, but the unions are the 800 pound ATM machine for the DNC. The GOP has them by the shorthairs and is just beginning to realize it.


46 posted on 06/14/2011 4:18:51 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Wow, read the comments at the JS Online. Overwhelmingly supportive of this decision. I hope these are all Wisconsinites posting.


47 posted on 06/14/2011 4:24:19 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Free Vulcan

If the GOP would focus in on re-industrialization, immigration enforcement, and rebuilding the infrastructure, mobs of people would remove the critical parts of the donkey and let the GOP keep the donkey scrotum for a tobacco pouch. One can only hope, though, since no one is better at circular firing squads than the conservative crowd.


48 posted on 06/14/2011 4:29:18 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Best news I’ve had since I woke up today and stretched and didn’t feel the sides of a casket.


49 posted on 06/14/2011 4:43:42 PM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: IDRATHERNOT
Great, great, great! woohoooo!!!!!!!
50 posted on 06/14/2011 4:43:53 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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