Wis. Bargaining Law's Fate May Bode Ill For Copycats

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin judge's ruling nullifying key parts of a controversial state law curbing public employees' collective bargaining rights on the grounds that the law was unconstitutional could stymie efforts to enact similar limitations on bargaining in other parts of the country, attorneys said Monday.

Dane County Circuit Judge Juan B. Colas ruled on Friday in favor of union Madison Teachers Inc. and against Gov. Scott Walker, holding that various statutory changes made by the 2011 legislation, called Act 10 — including a provision limiting collective bargaining...
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