After a see-saw night that saw both David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg trade the lead in the Wisconsin state Supreme Court election, the race is almost certainly headed to a recount.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday April 6, 2011 6:00 am|
|By: David Dayen Monday April 4, 2011 6:16 am|
On Friday, Judge Maryann Sumi delayed for at least two months the implementation of the anti-union law in Wisconsin that would strip most collective bargaining rights from public employees. Sumi is ruling on whether the conference committee for the bill violated state open meetings requirements. In addition, Madison-area unions have filed suit over whether or not the bill passed had fiscal elements, meaning it would require a quorum of state Senators to consider it, which it did not receive. And a third lawsuit, filed late last week, alleges that the legislation is unconstitutional, “infringing on employees’ equal protection rights and their rights to freedom of speech and association.” You can read the complaint here. And that may not even be the last lawsuit against this legislation.
On a separate track from the legal challenges, you have the electoral payback that Democrats and labor unions are trying to exact on Republicans in the state. And tomorrow will be the first test of this.
|By: David Dayen Friday March 11, 2011 12:20 pm|
If the legislative battle has ended, the legal and electoral battles are just beginning. And on the electoral front, Democrats have released two ads today that highlight Walker’s assault on workers’ rights.