Saturday, September 15, 2012
Wisconsin judge rules anti-union bill unconstitutional
Per this report Dane County circuit judge Juan Colas ruled yesterday that the union busting law WI passed violates both its state and the federal constitutions and is therefore null and void. Of course WI Governor Walker says this will be appealed, and as of the reporting it is unclear whether the law will remain in effect during the appeal. The good news is that the draconian law must now pass constitutional muster. The bad news is that both the WI state and the federal supreme courts have regressive majorities likely to uphold the law. Another reason why the coming election is very important in replacing these vestigial holdovers from a bygone era (i.e. cavemen and women), not just on the federal but perhaps more importantly on the state and local levels.