Wis. High Court Reinstates Controversial Union Law

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Republican state lawmakers who passed legislation to strip most state workers of collective bargaining rights were within their constitutional right, reversing a decision that struck down the law for violating open meetings statutes.

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi had overstepped her authority in putting a halt to the collective bargaining law that Republican state senators allegedly passed without sufficient public notice, the state Supreme Court decided in a 4-3 ruling.

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