The PJ Tatler

Breaking: WI Judge Sumi strikes down collective bargaining law (Updated)

Fox is reporting it now, though stories haven’t hit the wires yet. The ruling fits with Sumi’s prior activism; she and her family are Democrat/union activists, and she signaled her intent to jettison the law when she initially halted its implementation back in March, before she headed off for vacation.

More to come…

Update: Her grounds to dismiss the law? Open meetings.

A Wisconsin judge has struck down a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public sector workers.

Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi ruled Thursday that Republican legislators violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law during the run-up to passage. She said that rendered the law void.

The Democrats, of course, initially prevented a vote by running off to Illinois. Republicans re-worked the bill so that the Democrats’ presence wasn’t necessary, and passed it in open session. The idea that this wasn’t an “open meeting” is risible.