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    Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law

    He has backed down for now. But given the sleazy way Republicans passed the law in the first place, I wouldn't be surprised if they try to go around the judgement again.


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    MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, halting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's plans – at least temporarily – to cut most public workers' pay and strip them of most of their union rights.

    Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi issued a declaration stating in no uncertain terms that the collective bargaining law that led to weeks of large protests at the state Capitol had not taken effect, contradicting Republican arguments that it had because a state office published it online. Hours later, Walker said his administration would comply, despite misgivings about the order.

    "In my mind it's not a matter of if the law goes back (into effect), it's just a matter of when," Walker said.

    Democrats and union leaders said Sumi's declaration showed the arrogance that Walker and his allies, including top aide, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, have shown in trying to push through the polarizing law.

    "Mr. Walker and Mr. Huebsch chose to ignore her warning that they were jeopardizing the finances and stability of state government, apparently believing they are above the law. This morning with her added order she has taken away their last excuse," Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca said.

    Republicans had bulldozed through every attempt to stop the law, including the ear-splitting protests, the Senate Democrats' attempt to prevent a vote by fleeing the state, and an earlier order from Sumi meant to stop its implementation while she considered a challenge to its legitimacy. But Sumi's declaration on Thursday put Walker and his legislative allies on the defensive, leaving them to decide between waiting for the legal challenge to be resolved and trying to pass the measure again.

    The Republican leaders of the Senate and Assembly have said they don't plan to try passing the bill again after the Legislature resumes its session on Tuesday, but in a saga that has already included several strange twists, a change of heart wouldn't be surprising.


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    Re: Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    He has backed down for now. But given the sleazy way Republicans passed the law in the first place, I wouldn't be surprised if they try to go around the judgement again.
    I bet he's getting pretty worn out fighting this long hard battle. If I was him, I'd throw in the towel now and start mailing out the 1500 lay off notices.
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    Re: Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I bet he's getting pretty worn out fighting this long hard battle. If I was him, I'd throw in the towel now and start mailing out the 1500 lay off notices.
    Why? State Workers already agreed to the proposed cuts. If he did that, it would be out of spite, not in an attempt to balance the budget.
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    Re: Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I bet he's getting pretty worn out fighting this long hard battle. If I was him, I'd throw in the towel now and start mailing out the 1500 lay off notices.
    Start laying off hostages. That'll show he means business.
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    Re: Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I bet he's getting pretty worn out fighting this long hard battle. If I was him, I'd throw in the towel now and start mailing out the 1500 lay off notices.
    Yeah... he hasn't been using that threat anymore

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    Re: Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law

    "He made his ruling now let him enforce it" -- Andrew Jackson.

    Not saying anything except that I was reminded of this quote.

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    Re: Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    He has backed down for now. But given the sleazy way Republicans passed the law in the first place, I wouldn't be surprised if they try to go around the judgement again.
    Whatever, when the state goes broke then there should be absolutely no bailouts from the fed for Wisconsin...time to sink or swim. This country is broke and the states are insolvent or will be soon.

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    Re: Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I bet he's getting pretty worn out fighting this long hard battle. If I was him, I'd throw in the towel now and start mailing out the 1500 lay off notices.
    Yes, that will do it. That will make it a his being recalled next year a certainty. Go Scott, go!!!

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    Re: Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yes, that will do it. That will make it a his being recalled next year a certainty. Go Scott, go!!!
    You work for a union, don't you?
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    Re: Scott Walker Backs Down, Will Comply With Judge's Ruling On Union Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    He has backed down for now. But given the sleazy way Republicans passed the law in the first place, I wouldn't be surprised if they try to go around the judgement again.
    Interesting that you call obeying the law backing down.
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