The Wisconsin Governor wins two…
And so spotlights anti-union and anti-minority positions….
Will these things help him for re-election and in the GOP 2016 Presidential Sweepstakes?…
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker’s signature labor legislation Thursday in just one of the three major rulings issued by the court on union bargaining, election law and same-sex couples.
In addition to ruling that Walker’s labor law is constitutional, the state’s highest court also upheld the state’s voter ID law and upheld a 2009 law providing limited benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
After more than three years of litigation, the court’s seven justices on Thursday put to rest the last of the major legal disputes over Act 10, the 2011 law repealing most union bargaining for most public employees.
The state court’s decisions on the voter ID and domestic partner registry, however, could still be overtaken by decisions in separate but related cases in federal court.
This isn’t the first time that a higher court has considered a challenge to Walker’s union law.
The state Supreme Court ruled in June 2011 that lawmakers could easily avoid the state’s open meetings law and did not violate that statute in passing the labor limits. And the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Act 10 in its entirety in two challenges in federal court.
The decision was 5-2, with Justice Michael Gableman writing the lead opinion. He was joined by Justices David Prosser, Patience Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice N. Patrick Crooks concurred but wrote separately….Share on Facebook