Wis. Judge Voids Contentious Labor Law

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin judge on Thursday struck down legislation that limits the collective bargaining rights of the state's public employees, saying the law was pushed through in violation of an open meetings statute.

Judge Maryann Sumi did not weigh in on the merits of the labor law — passed by the Wisconsin Legislature in March as throngs of protestors converged at the state capitol — but said the lack of public notice of a key meeting violated a state law that requires government bodies, including the legislature,...
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