Wisconsin Circuit Court Rules Against Anti-Collective Bargaining Law

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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

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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