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Judge strikes down Wis. law limiting union rights
Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2012, 5:51 PM EDT | SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

Posted on 09/14/2012 3:05:15 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

A Wisconsin judge has struck down the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled Friday that the law violates both the state and U.S. Constitution and is null...

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It was not clear if the ruling means the law is immediately suspended.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; collectivebargaining; corruption; danecountywisconsin; democrats; juancolas; liberalfascism; unioncorruption; unionownedjudge; unions; unionthugs; wisconsinshowdown
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More shenanigans from an Insane Dane County judge to try to bankrupt the state.
1 posted on 09/14/2012 3:05:24 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Appeal?


2 posted on 09/14/2012 3:06:01 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Let the judge try and enforce his ruling. FU judge. Men in Black aren’t gods.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 3:07:48 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Oh look, a king judge.

Ignore it.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 3:09:41 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wisconsin ping.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 3:10:50 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: SandyInSeattle

A Walker spokeswoman expressed confidence that it would be overturned on appeal, which I take as a signal to WI’s reluctant AG to get off his butt and file one.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 3:11:54 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Life, liberty, property, and the means to defend them.)
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To: Hunton Peck

He should be Prossercuted for malfeasance


7 posted on 09/14/2012 3:12:55 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Hunton Peck
not one of those judges which actually signed the petition to get Walker out is he?
8 posted on 09/14/2012 3:13:02 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Jean S

Union rights ? Unions Rights ? Boys Club Rights ? Girl Club Rights ? Constitution ?


9 posted on 09/14/2012 3:13:17 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Hunton Peck

Your link is broken


10 posted on 09/14/2012 3:13:24 PM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: SandyInSeattle

I would guess that the Wisconson Supreme Court will laugh at the judge as it reverses his ruling in record time.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 3:13:40 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: Hunton Peck

The radical leftists who hate this nation and its citizens don’t give up easily.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 3:14:38 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: ScottfromNJ; Hunton Peck

Well, that’s good!

How do we get such stupid judges? (Purely rhetorical question.)


13 posted on 09/14/2012 3:15:58 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Hunton Peck

judge juan???? my ..bet he has a Che picture in his chamber


14 posted on 09/14/2012 3:18:20 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: SandyInSeattle

It’s important to start with a lawyer...


15 posted on 09/14/2012 3:19:51 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Hunton Peck
Juan Colas = translates out as "wanker" ~ wonder if he knows that yet.

Wait 'till that ol'boy learns English ~ will he ever be surprised!

16 posted on 09/14/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dalebert
Lorrain County (OH) Common Pleas Court Judge James Burge


17 posted on 09/14/2012 3:26:33 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: TheConservator

Someone seems to have fixed it now.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 3:26:33 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Life, liberty, property, and the means to defend them.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

ha ha!


19 posted on 09/14/2012 3:27:51 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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Governor Walker statement via Twitter and the MacIver Institute:
"The people of Wisconsin clearly spoke on June 5th. Now, they are ready to move on. Sadly a liberal activist judge in Dane County wants to go backwards and take away the lawmaking responsibilities of the legislature and the governor. We are confident that the state will ultimately prevail in the appeals process."

20 posted on 09/14/2012 3:29:42 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Life, liberty, property, and the means to defend them.)
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To: Hunton Peck; Grampa Dave; tubebender; ElkGroveDan; ScottinSacto; calif_reaganite; budwiesest; ...
May this be a fight to the finish of public servant unions because it just has to be!!!

Both FDR and leading union figures of that time strongly objected to collective bargaining against an employer funded by tax dollars from tax payers who are "Taxed Enough Already" (TEA)!!!

Private sector unions collectively bargaining with private employers for a share of the profits is at least somewhat justifiable, but not against public sector employers.

Public Servants unionized against elected and non-elected governmental organizations is an oxymoron. The elected overseers just don't want to be bothered and will rarely represent their electors who pay taxes through FORCE!!!

There is no such thing as fundamental fairness in this unwarranted indulgence in unleashing collective bargaining indirectly on busy taxpaying citizens who cannot be a party to the negotiations because they themselves have to hold down a productive job.

Governmental unions are the purist form of featherbedding just like railroad unions have done for over a century.

21 posted on 09/14/2012 3:30:10 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("The New Normal," is FAR from any normal!!!)
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To: Hunton Peck

I find it very hard to believe many more judges, lawyers, bank officials and gubmint dirtbags haven’t been targeted, seems they’ve all been doing folks harm.


22 posted on 09/14/2012 3:32:44 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: C210N

That picture absolutely says it all. Impeach now!


23 posted on 09/14/2012 3:33:55 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Could be very good to fire up the base for Romney in Wisconsin.

Given years of the crap from the Left, people in WI will be furious w this judge.


24 posted on 09/14/2012 3:34:34 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: rockrr

Oops - leaped without looking and assumed taht was the judge in question. My bad.


25 posted on 09/14/2012 3:35:01 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: muawiyah

“translates out as “wanker””

He’s one of Peggy Bundy’s relatives? That explains it!


26 posted on 09/14/2012 3:36:16 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Un-effing believable!
Screw the will of the people...some judge pulls the rug out...
Pull an Obozo and just go against the ruling and carry on.


27 posted on 09/14/2012 3:38:37 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: C210N

Holy Shiite!
How’d HE get to be a judge?


28 posted on 09/14/2012 3:40:10 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Hunton Peck
I don't know why Gov Scott Walker, just doesn't issue an executive ruling that declares this liberal ass judge's ruling to be null & void & to announce that the law will continue to remain in effect & legal.

And along with such a executive ruling above, to issue a 2nd ruling that declares that Photo ID was legitimately passed by the legislture in 2011, and that the 2 Dane court judges & the Federal appeals judge rulings are likewise null & void, and that Photo ID will proceed for the Nov 6 election.

I like Gov Scott Walker, but c'mon!!! It is time to stand up to these liberal RAT bastard judges and to issue executive rulings that declare these judges rulings to be null & void. What is stopping him from doing this? I have no doubt that demoRAT governors would do exactly that.

29 posted on 09/14/2012 3:40:23 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup

I am going to have to find the ruling and read it....I want a laugh this weekend with the world burning up.


30 posted on 09/14/2012 3:52:24 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: All

A preliminary analysis of the ruling from a group called Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (which represents “a public school teacher who supports Act 10’s reforms”) is at

http://www.will-law.org/home/Case-Updates/2012/09/14/BREAKING-NEWS-—Dane-County-Judge-Declares-Significant-Portions-of-Act-10-Unconstitutional

The ruling itself is at

http://www.will-law.org/media/67662d81-4ce7-46e8-8f68-1ed619317e41/Case%20Documents/Madison%20Teachers%20v.%20Walker/11CV3774%20mti%20v%20walker%20final%20decision.pdf


31 posted on 09/14/2012 3:55:04 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Life, liberty, property, and the means to defend them.)
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To: C210N

thought so


32 posted on 09/14/2012 3:56:47 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: rockrr
Impeach now!

Oops - leaped without looking and assumed taht was the judge in question. My bad

Why "my bad"? Seems to me "Impeach now!" still stands... the Dane County judge, the OH judge in the picture, and zer0... Impeach all three of them!

33 posted on 09/14/2012 4:00:59 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Hunton Peck
Just eliminate his Judicial Circuit through the legislature (and those of other A-hole judges).
34 posted on 09/14/2012 4:08:01 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Hunton Peck

This is why who appoints judges is critically important. In this particular case this liberal Dane County judge will probably be overruled because the Wisconsin Supreme Court tilts 4-3 in favor of the good guys. Now just imagine if it didn’t... Were that the case all the good work Walker and the GOP did with the collective bargaining fight would have been out this window.

This is why no serious conservative can sit out elections or waste their votes on 3rd party’s or vanity write-in efforts - especially when it comes to any elected office that has anything to do with nominating or approving judges.


35 posted on 09/14/2012 4:09:17 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969
"This is why no serious conservative can sit out elections or waste their votes on 3rd party’s or vanity write-in efforts - especially when it comes to any elected office that has anything to do with nominating or approving judges."

A-freakin-men

36 posted on 09/14/2012 4:14:50 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: Hunton Peck

we have allowed judges to assume far too much power in this country


37 posted on 09/14/2012 4:17:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Hunton Peck
Judge Juan Colas, I would like to tell you that legislating from the bench means
you sir are a coward and a shill. Retire and save us all the gut-wrenching laughter
over your stupid bench antics. Idiot.
38 posted on 09/14/2012 4:18:10 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Hunton Peck
Go Scott!
39 posted on 09/14/2012 4:20:14 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Hunton Peck
ruled Friday that the law violates both the state and U.S. Constitution and is null...

Oh, the rarely-cited "Union rights" clause. If you hold a mirror against the sunlight, it shows up in the abortion penumbra.

40 posted on 09/14/2012 4:25:01 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: Hunton Peck

I sense a civil war brewing.


41 posted on 09/14/2012 4:28:47 PM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: rcrngroup

Because you folks who want governors to tell courts they are going to just ignore their rulings, don’t know what the hell you are talking about.

Other than that, it’s a plausible approach.


42 posted on 09/14/2012 4:29:11 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Longbow1969
This is why no serious conservative can sit out elections or waste their votes on 3rd party’s or vanity write-in efforts - especially when it comes to any elected office that has anything to do with nominating or approving judges.

That's funny, considering the fact that the Republican nominee is a hardcore judicial supremacist, whose record of appointments to the bench in Massachusetts was uniformly liberal.

43 posted on 09/14/2012 4:31:13 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("The opposite of compromise is character." -- Frederick Douglass)
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To: Hunton Peck

I sincerely doubt the unions will be found to have a federal Constitutional right to do whatever they want in Wisconsin, regardless of the legilature, governor, or voters.

I’ve been around lots of state judges and yeah, their level of political corruption, and just plain corruption, can be disgusting.

In fact I’ve seen this infect federal courts which used to be a cut above.


44 posted on 09/14/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Longbow1969

Damn Straight!


45 posted on 09/14/2012 4:48:22 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: SierraWasp

Hey Waspman, here we are again, with a new war, but a justifiable battle that needs to be waged..

This may be a war that these cretins wish they hadn’t started, AGAIN.. This time we should go for the jugular, and challenge the legality of public unions as a concept..

If an employee of the people can lobby, and intimidate their employer with the threat of paralyzing the needed service, where is the justification for having the service be a public run enterprise.. Just privatize the entire project..

Render government employees and Unions unneeded and therefore, unnecessary..


46 posted on 09/14/2012 4:53:16 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: EternalVigilance

That is funny...considering that once again you are lying 3rd party bot

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2867160/posts


47 posted on 09/14/2012 4:58:19 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: EternalVigilance
That's funny, considering the fact that the Republican nominee is a hardcore judicial supremacist, whose record of appointments to the bench in Massachusetts was uniformly liberal.

Truth is, no matter how bad Romney's court nominations are (and let's just assume they'll suck), they are going to be better than Obama's. And the odds are Willard will use court nominations much like past presidents and, at least at the circuit and appeals level, throw bones to the base and nominate decent candidates.

Were it 4-3 liberal in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, this ridiculous Dane county judge's ruling would probably stand. Thankfully in this particular case, the court judges are elected by the people and the previous Democrat governor and legislature didn't get to shape it.

Saying all that, would I prefer your judicial picks to Romney's? Sure, you might nominate some great conservative jurists. I'd also prefer my neighbor's court nominees to Romney's - and my uncles, and my Dad's, etc. The problem is none of you won the GOP nomination for President, so none of you have even the slightest chance of being elected President. So in the real world, given a choice between the 2 candidates that can actually win, Romney is the best option where court nominations are concerned. And, in general, Republicans are almost always going to appoint better judges than Democrats.

48 posted on 09/14/2012 5:01:43 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Williams

We gonna change your screen name to billybuzzkill...


49 posted on 09/14/2012 5:12:22 PM PDT by onona (This space for rent....cheep)
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To: Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; ...

Wisconsin — Dane Co. Judge strikes down Walker collective bargaining law — it’s WAR

FReep mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


50 posted on 09/14/2012 5:12:28 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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