Concluding that the Republican-led Wisconsin legislature violated the Open Meetings Law when it rammed through Governor Scott Walker’s anti-collective bargaining legislation on March 9 and 10, Judge Maryann Sumi of the Wisconsin Circuit Court Branch 2 (located in Monroe County, near the state’s southern border with Illinois) ruled overturned the controversial law today. The fight is expected to proceed to the state supreme court, whose political makeup rests in the outcome of the David Prosser-JoAnn Kloppenberg recount. Prosser, the conservative incumbent, defeated Prosser in a heated race, but the challenger could appeal to the courts.
Read the Circuit Court’s ruling here:
Wisconsin Circuit Court Ruling Striking Down Wisconsin Anti-Workers’ Rights Law