A Dane County judge has issued a restraining order on Friday to block publication of the state's collective bargaining law.
Judge Maryann Sumi issued the order to temporarily block the law as Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne had requested as part of his lawsuit. Sumi said that while the order blocks the law's publication, she said she has no authority to prevent the Legislature from voting on the bill again.
According to Wispolitics:
The state Department of Justice asked for a stay of the order, but the judge denied the request. Ozanne filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing Republican legislative leaders of violating Wisconsin's open meetings law during the rushed run-up to a Senate vote on the measure last week.
Sumi said some may ask how a bill can be stopped in its tracks by a "minor" issue like failure to properly notice a meeting.
"My response is it's not minor; it's not a minor detail," she said, adding it is of utmost importance that nothing that happens in government occur in secret.