Wis. Unions Take Bargaining Law To Federal Court

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 8:06 PM EDT) -- A group of Wisconsin public-sector unions sued Gov. Scott Walker in federal court Wednesday to block the state's law curbing collective bargaining rights for most state workers, a day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated the controversial measure.

The Supreme Court, in a 68-page opinion, had overturned a ruling from a lower court judge who blocked the law because Republican lawmakers violated open meetings statutes in passing the bill. The high court said that the Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi overstepped her constitutional authority....
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Case Information

Case Title

Wisconsin Education Association Council et al v. Walker, Scott et al

Case Number



Wisconsin Western

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


William M. Conley

Date Filed

June 15, 2011

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