The PJ Tatler

Breaking: WI Supreme Court rules in favor of the Walker reform

Via Ace, who is flying the glorious flaming skull-bear thing, here’s the decision. “Judge” Sumi gets her cranium handed to her.

On June 6, 2011, this court held oral argument in Case No. 2011AP765-W and Case No. 2011AP613-LV; wherein this court heard argument addressing whether the court should accept either the certification or the petition for supervisory/original jurisdiction or both; the court also heard argument on the merits of the pending matters.  Based on the written submissions to the court and the oral arguments held on June 6, 2011;

¶4   IT IS ORDERED that the certification and motions for temporary relief in Case No. 2011AP613-LV are denied.

¶5   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the petition for original jurisdiction in Case No. 2011AP765-W is granted, State ex rel. La Follette v. Stitt, 114 Wis. 2d 358, 338 N.W.2d 684 (1983), and all motions to dismiss and for supplemental briefing are denied.

¶6   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all orders and judgments of the Dane County Circuit Court in Case No. 2011CV1244 are vacated and declared to be void ab initio.  State ex rel. Nader v. Circuit Court for Dane Cnty., No. 2004AP2559-W, unpublished order (Wis. S. Ct. Sept. 30, 2004) (wherein this court vacated the prior orders of the circuit court in the same case).

¶7   This court has granted the petition for an original action because one of the courts that we are charged with supervising has usurped the legislative power which the Wisconsin Constitution grants exclusively to the legislature. It is important for all courts to remember that Article IV, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution provides:  “The legislative power shall be vested in a senate and assembly.”  Article IV, Section 17 of the Wisconsin Constitution provides in relevant part:  “(2) . . . No law shall be in force until published.  (3) The legislature shall provide by law for the speedy publication of all laws.”

That bolded line in part 7…beautiful. More judicial smackdown at the link. Oh, and Prosser seems to have written the opinion.

More: “Vindication.