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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:19 PM
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(WI) State asks Supreme Court to step in, halt restraining order (union kill bill)
Source: Wisconsin State Journal





State asks Supreme Court to step in, halt restraining order

ED TRELEVEN | etreleven@madison.com | 608-252-6134 madison.com | (27) Comments | Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:25 pm



The Walker administration went directly to the state Supreme Court on Thursday to get it to lift an order blocking implementation of a controversial measure that sharply curtails public employee bargaining rights, telling the high court that a Dane County judge unconstitutionally overstepped her authority.

With an open meetings lawsuit over the measure still months away from a decision, lawyers for the state Department of Justice and the state Department of Administration asked the high court to end a restraining order issued by Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi, saying she does not have the authority to stop legislation before it becomes law.

The action filed by the state Department of Justice and the state Department of Administration is not an appeal of Sumis order but is instead a request that the high court step in and decide matters that are of great public concern that go to the very heart of our constitutional system of government.

The Walker administration is challenging Sumis authority to order that implementation of the union law be temporarily barred while a lawsuit filed by Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne over an alleged open meetings violation proceeds. Ozannes lawsuit alleges that a legislative conference committee violated the states open meetings law on March 9 when it met to approve a whittled-down version of Gov. Scott Walkers budget repair bill that removed fiscal elements................

Read more: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politic...



ANOTHER bombshell for today.

The WI Supreme Court leans Right!! That is why it was so important to get rid of Prosser!!

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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:22 PM
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1. If Wisconsin isn't the first state in the union to take the streets and *stay there*, it's over
They've won, then, and they'll know it.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:27 PM
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3. Yeah, it is like twisting the knife!
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:25 PM
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2. Their timing is certainly suspicious
and annoying as hell. I think there will be a scene at the Capitol tomorrow.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:08 PM
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9. They're fishing for an early quit by JK. Just like Kerry in '04.
Disgusting!

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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:30 PM
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4. dictionary definition
Tyrant: see Scott Walker
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:39 PM
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6. Yes it is
the timing is very out of place. What are they so afraid of that they have to rush constantly thru this bill? I still think is is very fishy and I think they do so. I think JK has asked for information concerning the city's voting tabulations b/c something just is not right.

So there you got it, Heil Walker is pushing this thru as quickly as possible and we know how it going be voted on, to the right. Walker's Adm. are crooks, pure and simple.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:37 PM
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5. Here's the bad thing .....
Wisconsin is a State that Supreme Court has what is called "The King's Bench power" i.e. the right to take over any case presented in any inferior court at any time and hear the case itself.
So the union bill case that is before Judge Sumi could be totally taken over by the SC at any moment.
Read more about 'The King's Bench power' on Comment #8 here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...




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Bound by Honor Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:49 PM
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8. Then there is no choice but to have the federal court TAKE over
and order the arrest of the entire malfunction of the Walker administration and their accomplices.

Charge them with RICO... and the top money is the Koch brothers.

They will just destroy about anything just to keep their greed. Well, here's a FUCK YOU.

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Bound by Honor Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:47 PM
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7. Well, I would immediately call for the resignation of the entire Republican end
or have local citizenry request indictments on the entire corrupt administration and corrupt Republicans. They are going to be responsible for the damages that they will incur in the name of greed.

Well, here's me hoping that Wisconsin will strike back with a true revolution. If the people of Wisconsin don't like it, don't just protest, DO IT!
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:09 PM
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10. Well the court does swing right, but
the Chief Justice, Shirley Abrahamson doesn't. She's also the one that Prosser called a bitch and told he'd ruin her...she decide's which requests to the court to attend.
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former9thward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:29 PM
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11. The Chief Justice has nothing to do with it.
It takes three justices to decide to hear a case. http://www.wicourts.gov/about/organization/supreme/docs...
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 05:20 AM
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14. Thanks for the research. Much appreciated.
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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:38 PM
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12. Something sounds odd about that...
Are you telling me that Abrahamson can simply refuse to hear a case regardless of what the other justices want? Even if the majority want to hear the case?

If so, all it would take is the Chief Justice refusing to hear any cases she might lose.

If what you were saying is true, the Prosser versus Kloppenburg would have much less significance.

I've got to think if the majority want to hear a case, the court will hear it whether the Chief Justice wants to or not.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:56 PM
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13. Anybody could have seen this coming from the first.
Those assholes are really gearing up for 2012.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:58 AM
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15. Nothing really surprises me at this point, he said. Its interesting that they didnt call us bef


YUP!



...The petition also asks the court to immediately stay Sumis March 31 restraining order, citing lost fiscal savings to the state from being unable to implement changes to worker pay and benefits made by the union law. It estimates the savings to be $30 million this year and $300 million in the 2011-13 budget.

Further delay negatively impacts the states fiscal health by not achieving these savings, the petition states.

Ozanne said late Thursday afternoon that he had just received the petition and had not had a chance to read it yet. But he said he wasnt surprised by it.

Nothing really surprises me at this point, he said. Its interesting that they didnt call us before they went this route, but it is what it is.

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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:10 AM
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16. Re: "gearing up for 2012"- at this rate, they might even be able to deliver WI to Bachmann in 2012
It's beginning to look like there isn't really much to stop them from stealing everything in the state, including our votes. Never thought it could happen here...
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 11:06 AM
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17. Time to gather information on republican owned businesses in Wisconsin
and make a serious effort at a nationwide boycott of these businesses.

Our political system is broken, money controls it. The courts are broken, money controls them.

It's a lock that they will overrule Judge Sumi.

It seems that one of our only recourses is to take measures to drain the money from the pockets of the wealthy RW private interests that are controlling our political system and judicial system with their wealth.
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