Wis. AG Fights Judge's Order Blocking Union Limits

Law360, New York (March 21, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Wisconsin's attorney general on Monday appealed a temporary restraining order against implementation of a law that strips collective bargaining for most of the state's public workers, contending that a state judge lacks authority to block legislation.

The state's attorney general, Republican J.B. Van Hollen, petitioned the Wisconsin Court of Appeals for District Four to lift Judge Maryann Sumi's temporary injunction against the secretary of state from publishing the law's text, effectively blocking its implementation.

"Judge Sumi erroneously exercised her discretion in granting the [temporary restraining order],"...
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