The Attorney General’s office in Wisconsin has appealed the decision of Judge Maryann Sumi to grant a temporary restraining order against the collective bargaining law that was recently signed by Governor Scott Walker (R). Assistant Attorney General Steve Means stated that they plan to appeal Friday afternoon or early next week.
Earlier today, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne (D) requested, and received, the temporary restraining order. He believes that Republican lawmakers in the Wisconsin Senate violated the Open Meetings Law, which requires a 24-hour notice before a vote takes place. Wisconsin Senate Democrats had left the state in an effort to stall the vote by preventing a quorum. Republicans stripped out all budgetary matters from the bill, allowing it to be voted on without the need for a larger quorum.
Let the latest Wisconsin battle begin.