Friday, March 18, 2011

Wisconsin Judge Issues Restraining Order To Block Collective Bargaining Bill

You absolutely have to admire the Left for sheer gall.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, a Democrat, sued to block the new Wisconsin budget fix law and got a restraining order out of Judge Sumi, likewise a Democrat.She said that while the order blocks the law's publication, she said she has no authority to prevent the Legislature from voting on the controversial bill again.

"I am now issuing a restraining order preventing further implementation of this act," she said.

And you'll love the rationale.

Ozanne sued on the basis of Wisconsin's 'open meeting' law, complaining that the law was violated because the State Senate's Democrats weren't present..and never mind that the reason they weren't present is because they fled in a body to Illinois to block the vote on the bill!

Attorneys for the state Department of Justice asked the judge for a stay of the order, but Sumi denied the request.

The judge said that she wasn't weighing the purpose of law in issuing the order, rather the procedure.

"What I want to make clear is I make no judgments on merit of legislation," she said.

Oh no, of course she wasn't. This is the equivalent of freeing an arsonist out of pity because he burned his own house down.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said the State DOJ intends to appeal the judge's ruling, according to a statement released by his office.

"The Legislature and the governor, not a single Dane County Circuit Court judge, are responsible for the enactment of laws," Van Hollen was quoted as saying.

Van Hollen argued that the state Supreme Court has made it clear that judges can't stop the secretary of state from publishing a law or be stopped when the claim pertains to a rule of legislative procedure.

Judge Sumi's ruling was designed to stop the law from being formally published, because the bill can't take effect until then. And Wisconsin's Democrat secretary of state said he plans to wait the full 10 days allowed to publish it March 25.

Since the judge's decision is considered "not final," DOJ officials are going to have to go to the Appellate Court to appeal the judge's ruling, which they plan on filing on Monday.

Will of the people? Abiding by the results of elections? Why do that when you can go to some Democrat appointed judge and wage lawfare on behalf of your campaign donor base?

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1 comment:

louielouie said...

You absolutely have to admire the Left for sheer gall.

no i don't