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The system isn't entirely broken! Dane County Judge MaryAnn Sumi has struck down Wisconsin's controversial new anti-collective bargaining law as violating the State's open-meeting law.

Dane County Judge MaryAnn Sumi issued a permanent injunction against the law Thursday morning. This means the law is effectively dead until the Wisconsin Supreme Court acts on the law.

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So apparently, this isn't over, yet - but it's a great start.

Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi ruled Thursday that Republican legislators violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law during the run-up to passage. She says that renders the law void.
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Some folks are wondering what happens next. Here's a quote from the comments:

Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi renders the law void ...
The decision is not the end of the legal fight. The state Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for June 6 to determine whether it will take the same case.

Lawmakers could also pass the law again in order to nullify open meeting concerns that led to the judge's ruling Thursday.

but if you ask me, passing this bad law again would be highly improbable.

Originally posted to qannabbos indica on Thu May 26, 2011 at 07:58 AM PDT.

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