Skip to comments.Judge strikes down Wis. law limiting union rights
Posted on 09/14/2012 3:05:15 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
A Wisconsin judge has struck down the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.
Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled Friday that the law violates both the state and U.S. Constitution and is null...
It was not clear if the ruling means the law is immediately suspended.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.com ...
Let the judge try and enforce his ruling. FU judge. Men in Black aren’t gods.
Oh look, a king judge.
A Walker spokeswoman expressed confidence that it would be overturned on appeal, which I take as a signal to WI’s reluctant AG to get off his butt and file one.
He should be Prossercuted for malfeasance
Union rights ? Unions Rights ? Boys Club Rights ? Girl Club Rights ? Constitution ?
Your link is broken
I would guess that the Wisconson Supreme Court will laugh at the judge as it reverses his ruling in record time.
The radical leftists who hate this nation and its citizens don’t give up easily.
Well, that’s good!
How do we get such stupid judges? (Purely rhetorical question.)
judge juan???? my ..bet he has a Che picture in his chamber
It’s important to start with a lawyer...
Wait 'till that ol'boy learns English ~ will he ever be surprised!
Someone seems to have fixed it now.
"The people of Wisconsin clearly spoke on June 5th. Now, they are ready to move on. Sadly a liberal activist judge in Dane County wants to go backwards and take away the lawmaking responsibilities of the legislature and the governor. We are confident that the state will ultimately prevail in the appeals process."
Both FDR and leading union figures of that time strongly objected to collective bargaining against an employer funded by tax dollars from tax payers who are "Taxed Enough Already" (TEA)!!!
Private sector unions collectively bargaining with private employers for a share of the profits is at least somewhat justifiable, but not against public sector employers.
Public Servants unionized against elected and non-elected governmental organizations is an oxymoron. The elected overseers just don't want to be bothered and will rarely represent their electors who pay taxes through FORCE!!!
There is no such thing as fundamental fairness in this unwarranted indulgence in unleashing collective bargaining indirectly on busy taxpaying citizens who cannot be a party to the negotiations because they themselves have to hold down a productive job.
Governmental unions are the purist form of featherbedding just like railroad unions have done for over a century.
I find it very hard to believe many more judges, lawyers, bank officials and gubmint dirtbags haven’t been targeted, seems they’ve all been doing folks harm.
That picture absolutely says it all. Impeach now!
Could be very good to fire up the base for Romney in Wisconsin.
Given years of the crap from the Left, people in WI will be furious w this judge.
Oops - leaped without looking and assumed taht was the judge in question. My bad.
“translates out as “wanker””
He’s one of Peggy Bundy’s relatives? That explains it!
Screw the will of the people...some judge pulls the rug out...
Pull an Obozo and just go against the ruling and carry on.
How’d HE get to be a judge?
And along with such a executive ruling above, to issue a 2nd ruling that declares that Photo ID was legitimately passed by the legislture in 2011, and that the 2 Dane court judges & the Federal appeals judge rulings are likewise null & void, and that Photo ID will proceed for the Nov 6 election.
I like Gov Scott Walker, but c'mon!!! It is time to stand up to these liberal RAT bastard judges and to issue executive rulings that declare these judges rulings to be null & void. What is stopping him from doing this? I have no doubt that demoRAT governors would do exactly that.
I am going to have to find the ruling and read it....I want a laugh this weekend with the world burning up.
A preliminary analysis of the ruling from a group called Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (which represents “a public school teacher who supports Act 10s reforms”) is at
The ruling itself is at
Oops - leaped without looking and assumed taht was the judge in question. My bad
Why "my bad"? Seems to me "Impeach now!" still stands... the Dane County judge, the OH judge in the picture, and zer0... Impeach all three of them!
This is why who appoints judges is critically important. In this particular case this liberal Dane County judge will probably be overruled because the Wisconsin Supreme Court tilts 4-3 in favor of the good guys. Now just imagine if it didn’t... Were that the case all the good work Walker and the GOP did with the collective bargaining fight would have been out this window.
This is why no serious conservative can sit out elections or waste their votes on 3rd party’s or vanity write-in efforts - especially when it comes to any elected office that has anything to do with nominating or approving judges.
we have allowed judges to assume far too much power in this country
Oh, the rarely-cited "Union rights" clause. If you hold a mirror against the sunlight, it shows up in the abortion penumbra.
I sense a civil war brewing.
Because you folks who want governors to tell courts they are going to just ignore their rulings, don’t know what the hell you are talking about.
Other than that, it’s a plausible approach.
That's funny, considering the fact that the Republican nominee is a hardcore judicial supremacist, whose record of appointments to the bench in Massachusetts was uniformly liberal.
I sincerely doubt the unions will be found to have a federal Constitutional right to do whatever they want in Wisconsin, regardless of the legilature, governor, or voters.
I’ve been around lots of state judges and yeah, their level of political corruption, and just plain corruption, can be disgusting.
In fact I’ve seen this infect federal courts which used to be a cut above.
Hey Waspman, here we are again, with a new war, but a justifiable battle that needs to be waged..
This may be a war that these cretins wish they hadn’t started, AGAIN.. This time we should go for the jugular, and challenge the legality of public unions as a concept..
If an employee of the people can lobby, and intimidate their employer with the threat of paralyzing the needed service, where is the justification for having the service be a public run enterprise.. Just privatize the entire project..
Render government employees and Unions unneeded and therefore, unnecessary..
That is funny...considering that once again you are lying 3rd party bot
Truth is, no matter how bad Romney's court nominations are (and let's just assume they'll suck), they are going to be better than Obama's. And the odds are Willard will use court nominations much like past presidents and, at least at the circuit and appeals level, throw bones to the base and nominate decent candidates.
Were it 4-3 liberal in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, this ridiculous Dane county judge's ruling would probably stand. Thankfully in this particular case, the court judges are elected by the people and the previous Democrat governor and legislature didn't get to shape it.
Saying all that, would I prefer your judicial picks to Romney's? Sure, you might nominate some great conservative jurists. I'd also prefer my neighbor's court nominees to Romney's - and my uncles, and my Dad's, etc. The problem is none of you won the GOP nomination for President, so none of you have even the slightest chance of being elected President. So in the real world, given a choice between the 2 candidates that can actually win, Romney is the best option where court nominations are concerned. And, in general, Republicans are almost always going to appoint better judges than Democrats.
We gonna change your screen name to billybuzzkill...
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