Skip to comments.Federal appeals court gives Walker win on Act 10 (Wisconsin)
Posted on 04/18/2014 9:27:04 AM PDT by UB355
Madison Dealing unions their latest loss in court, a federal appeals court Friday upheld Gov. Scott Walker's tight limits on collective bargaining for most public employees. The ruling by the three-judge panel upheld a September decision by U.S. District Judge William Conley in Madison that the law known as Act 10 does not infringe on the rights of government workers. "Act 10 does not violate the First or Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. We therefore affirm the district court's judgment in favor of the state," the ruling reads. .
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Ohhh,... that gave the SEIU a Bloody Nose.
Maybe the “bloody nose” given to the SEIU can help cure the “bloody nose” previously given to the taxpayers of Wisconsin.
A lot of other states could do well with such an “injury”.
From the Ruling:
“This difference is likely of no comfort to plaintiffs, but the First Amendment does not require an affirmative response from governmental entities; it simply requires the absence of a negative restriction,” Conley wrote in his own decision last year. “Under Act 10, general employees remain free to associate and represent employees and their unions remain free to speak; municipal employers are simply not allowed to listen.”
How do others feel about this interpretation of the first amendment. I like it.
While you may have the freedom of speech and association, nobody is forced to listen or ASSOCIATE WITH YOU. [Emphasis mine].
That is unless you are gay/lesbian. That’s today’s current standing.
Brilliant! That is precisely what the BoR does. There is nothing in the BoR that requires an affirmative response from the Federal Gov, they all restrict the Fed. Another point that Roberts neglected in ruling the ACA to be Constitutional.
I am sure that the govt union workers in Wisconsin are far better off today than they were a few years ago...and isn’t that what we all want?....and that is what they have to tell themselves....”this govt treats me well...I pay less tax..my state is in good shape and there are jobs here...”
Hopefully the unions spend another $250,000 from their dwindling coffers to appeal this decision. LOL.
Judicial reasoning as it should be.
The “occupation” of the State Capital by the unions was copied by OWS subsequently, and look how that ended - with a whimper. The stupid leftists (especially the young ones) think they are being idealists - but they are just being used as footstools to maintain the power of dirty players like pelosi and reid and obama. I’m glad Gov.Walker held on thru it. It was great being supported in person by Breitbart and Palin when the thugs were doing their worst. So much violence came from the unions and the goons they trucked in. Talk about “domestic terrorists”.
1) Harassment and
2) Wasting tax dollars, they can't waste them on public salaries and benefits, so they will waste them on lawyer fees. This will still feed one of their prime constituencies.
"The right to swing your fist stops at the tip of my nose."