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6/14/2011

Breaking: Wisconsin Supreme Court Reinstates Collective Bargaining Law

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 5:37 pm



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I haven’t read a word of it, but Legal Insurrection has analysis and you can read it for yourself, here.

There, doesn’t that make you feel much better about this?

Best comment was this in twitter, from Lizard Stomp:

Union riots in 5…4… break time….3…2… break time…1…

Update: Of course I think Althouse’s reaction is important to check out, given how much great work she did during the Wisconsin protests.

Also what does Althouse and Legal Insurrection have in common?  Answer below the fold…

They are both Blogger blogs, that are jumping ship.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

20 Responses to “Breaking: Wisconsin Supreme Court Reinstates Collective Bargaining Law”

  1. Judge Sumi is that hoochie what has a little piggy piggy union whore son, no?

    This is exactly the sort of conflict of interest what dick photo boy has been trying to warn us about.

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  2. Aaron, your title makes the conclusion misleading. Collective bargaining was restricted under the new law, which was thrown out by that doofus judge in Madison. Just sayin’.

    The Wisconsin SC reinstated the new collective bargaining law as passed by the legislature.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  3. I recall when this first happened, and Althouse said she refused to be distracted by such a wrong ruling.

    Interestingly, it turned out to be quite the distraction, but I guess she was right in the end on the merits. I get the impression she underestimated how far a wrong can get these days.

    We live in historic times of corruption and also reform efforts.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  4. This is awesome news. The money quote from the ruling:

    “one of the courts that we are charged with supervising has usurped the legislative power which the Wisconsin Constitution grants exclusively to the legislature.”

    elissa (5136ab)

  5. Daley

    its a law on collective bargaining. i think its accuate enough.

    Aaron Worthing (73a7ea)

  6. I did a quick, cursory reading of the 63 (I think) page decision. And I posted my findings as a bonafide nobody. The WI Supreme Court smacked down Judge Maryann Sumi but hard and declared the Courts have no jurisdiction over internal Legislature rules.

    What I took out of the decision was:

    1) Sumi tried to legislate from the Bench, which is unconstitutional.

    2) Sumi tried to prevent a bill from becoming law, which is a violation of Constitutional Separation of Powers.

    3) WI Legislature (the Republicans who stayed, not the Democrat fleebaggers) violated absolutely no WI Constitution requirements.

    4) While a 4-3 decision, the 3 dissenters still agreed in part with the 4.

    5) This was a major victory for Rule of Law and a major defeat for thugocracy, mobs, Leftists.

    6) Even so, let’s not rest on our laurels.

    John Hitchcock (9e8ad9)

  7. “i think its accuate enough.”

    A.W. – I did not mean to suggest it was inaccurate, only that some less attentive folks might be confused.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  8. Ahh, daley, the confusion in this case would only cause brain-dead Leftists to read this article in the hopes of achieving schadenfreude. As a result, the Rule of Law schadenfreude from the Right only becomes more amplified.

    John Hitchcock (9e8ad9)

  9. To be technical I believe its real name was the Budget Repair Bill. Walker must be thrilled.

    But there is still a summer of recall elections ahead as a means on one side to attempt to alter the composition of the legislature which passed the Budget Repair Bill, and on the other side to punish the Dems who fled to Illinois and abandoned their responsibilities. So there is still much work to be done in Wisconsin and this ruling will loom large over those recall elections.

    elissa (5136ab)

  10. We live in historic times of corruption and also reform efforts.

    Comment by Dustin

    No truer words have been posted on this blog. I have skimmed recent posts as I have little interest in Weiner’s wiener. Note the spelling differences. Still, I check in every day a few times.

    We are in an atmosphere that is nearly unique in American history. We have an administration that is powerful enough to wreck the economy. The Hoover administration, motivated by Progressive principles, did a pretty good job but the country might have recovered if Roosevelt had not followed Hoover.

    I have spent some time this spring wondering what might have happened if Coolidge had agreed to a second term. If anyone is interested, Some of this is posted at Chicago Boyz. My point is that we are now on the way to another Great Depression and who would have believed this possible a few years ago ?

    Next year we decide.

    Mike K (8f3f19)

  11. Mike K, I’m a Pre-Trib Believer. The day Obama was elected, I decided the Trib instantaneously got 40 years closer. Nothing he or his enablers have done has changed my mind. In fact, nothing we Freedom Fighters have done has changed my mind, either.

    As the prophecy says, the End Times will be marked by all manner of evil taking power and a major re-awakening of the good, a severe polarization in other words, where evil has power and good has beat-back.

    My serious Fundy/Evangelical position and my outright Creationist (Evolutionists are dead wrong) position won’t sit well with anyone on the Left or any Statist (squish) Republican, or even 2-legged Conservatives. But that’s okay. As the oopsified Mike Warnke used to say in his concerts:

    He asked me “Don’t you think that’s rather narrow-minded?”

    And I answered, “Yeah. But I can afford to be. I’m right.”

    John Hitchcock (9e8ad9)

  12. Mike K,

    I agree that the current atmosphere is nearly unique in American history. It is not unique in world history, however. Most of Europe has been down this path already. Some European countries, like Britain under Thatcher, and France under Sarkozy, have come to their senses, and realized that socialism and unionism are bankrupt philosophies.

    Someone once said that the problem with the French (pre-Sarkozy) is that they studied too much philosophy, and not enough economics. The same can be said for Obama.

    I’m not a doom and gloom guy. I think that eventually America will also see the pitfalls of big government. Sometimes one must reach rock bottom before conquering a problem.

    norcal (e508bb)

  13. I hate to rub salt into liberal union wounds, but, I hope Althouse or MacIver got reaction footage from inside the Capitol. I hear #WIUnion tears taste like Skittles.
    //loves rubbing salt into liberal union wounds, if you must know.

    sybilll (ffe4ee)

  14. I note that the Left is vowing to do whatever it takes to gum up the implementation of this law via lawsuits. They are betting that with another injunction or two, they will secure enough time to install enough leftists in their legislature to overcome this setback.

    The Governor and his friends are foolish if they do not further codify the change they are asking within the budget bill they were going to amend. If he has the votes, he needs to force the change. All the better if the Dems turn tail and run again.

    Ed from SFV (64542f)

  15. ________________________________________

    The Hoover administration, motivated by Progressive principles, did a pretty good job but the country might have recovered if Roosevelt had not followed Hoover.

    It wasn’t that long ago that I believed Herbert Hoover had been a laissez-faire conservative and a staunch Republican. That he was a stereotype of a hard-nosed, tough-love rightist. Even someone who might have schmoozed at the country club and fancy restaurants, and on occasion might turn and look at the lowly cooks, waiters, maids, valets and janitors and scoff something like “let them eat cake!”

    But it was due in part to some topic on this blog quite awhile ago that prompted me do a bit of homework on Hoover and make up for all the years of flimsy US history lessons in grade school. I discovered Hoover actually had been sort of a squish. That he happily socked upper-income Americans with a big increase in income taxes, and he reportedly wasn’t even firmly entrenched as a registered Republican.

    Just one more reason why I realize that the liberal sentiments found in most people (Hoover included), if not all of us — and which admittedly colored even my original misconceptions of Hoover — can be surprisingly corrupting, foolish and flat-out idiotic.

    Mark (411533)

  16. Yes, Hoover was a “big government conservative”, rather like the Bushes (and McCain). He did not believe in laissez faire, and ignored Andrew Mellon’s desperate recommendations, which might have staved off the disaster. The only thing that makes his administration look like a model of restraint is what followed it; much like Obama is making Bush look good.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  17. A commenter at Althouse makes a great point. While so many of us were asking why the GOP Wisconsin Legislature didn’t just re-pass the bill rather than let it work through the courts, the answer turns out be that they wanted to get this exact ruling as a way to slap down Judge Sumi and any other wannabe activist judge. Mission accomplished, and an all-around win for the taxpayers of Wisconsin.

    JVW (24ee9a)

  18. Suck my Koch Think Progress.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  19. Must rethink my stance on religion. Maybe there is a god after all.

    JVW, thanks for the background.

    creeper (f1f686)

  20. “Let me taste your tears.”
    — Cartman

    Unka Billy (8096f2)


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