Judge Wont Stay Union Ruling In Wisconsin

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 7:10 am

Another blow towards Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s law which stripped union workers of many of their union rights. Yes, the same Wisconsin judge who originally struck down large portions of the law has now rejected the state of Wisconsin’s request to put that ruling on on hold.

Dane County District Judge Juan Colas on Monday released his ruling rejecting the request for a stay. In September, Colas ruled the law stripping most public workers of nearly all their union rights violates teachers and local government workers’ free speech, free association and equal protection rights.

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen had asked for a stay while he appeals.

Van Hollen said through a spokesperson that he will now ask the court of appeals to issue a stay. We’ll keep you posted, but the nearly two year old battle continues to rage on.

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