UPDATE***April 2, 2011: April 5, 2011 is voting day in WI and part of that vote will be for a Conservative Surpeme Court Judge. Ironically Judge Sumi has prolonged her “ruling” on this case until AFTER the elections on Tuesday. Shocker-sarcasm off! If Kloppenberg is elected to the Supreme Court, then the Court will tip 4-3 in favor of Democrats. Sumi, I am taking a wild guess here, is hoping for this. I would imagine, however that this case will be heard prior to the newly elected Surpeme Court in August, if there is a change.
Ahhh….gotta love Union Thuggary, almost like a mob movie. “Just two weeks before a new state law would erase most of its bargaining power, a Milwaukee city employees’ union has voted to ratify a 2007-’09 contract that would provide retroactive raises to almost 400 workers.”
Dane County Circuit Judge Amy Smith recused herself from the case due to a conflict of interest. It is my understanding the Judge Maryann Sumi has a conflict of interest with political donations from unions-but, she did not recuse herself.
Her reasoning for the temporary block? ”It seems to me the public policy behind effective enforcement of theopen meeting law is so strong tht it does outweigh the interest, at least at this time, which may exist in favor of sustaining the validity fo the (law)” she said.
#1. Minimum of 2 hour notice must be given if the situation warrants it-properly done
#2. Notice must be made public where the public will likely see it-Properly Done
A. uh, posted on the capital bulletin board in the lobby where THOUSANDS Of protesters were present.
B. Media notified and it was on the INTERNET, AIR WAVES and Television
C. ALL State congressional leaders were notified via email
D. The public was in the room when they were voting on the bill while the senators had to yell to have their voices heard and lives threatended by the public protesters!
“Asst. Atty. Gen Steven Means, who was part of the state’s legal team, said after the ruling that “we disagree with it [judge ruling]”.
Ironically she ruled on the case today, March 18, 2011 because she will be on vacation next week, which is when the law is suppose to go in to effect.
Democrat politicians and unions are like two wolves and a sheep dicussing what is for dinner. The taxpater is the sheep!