Thursday, March 31, 2011

Judge Sumi declares Act 10 NOT in effect, Rep. Vos Believes it is now, in Lawless Wisconsin.

UPDATE: 1:08 jsonline:  Wisconsin Democratic Party chair Mike Tate offered a backhanded compliment to Gov. Scott Walker's administration after Thursday's announcement that it will comply with Dane County Judge Mary Ann Surmi's order blocking implementation of the collective bargaining bill.
"Perhaps Judge Sumi's third court order was the charm for Scott Walker," Tate said in a statement. "We are pleased that Scott Walker has finally recognized that he is not above the law."
12:14 pm
It should have been the end to the controversy, or at least the next legal step in the collective bargaining saga. Instead, Republicans have taken the unbelievable position that because they don’t believe in the judgment, they don’t have to follow the law.
This moment is not to be forgotten. Ever.
jsonline: A state law to sharply curb union bargaining by public employees is not in effect, a Dane County judge ruled Thursday … "Based on the briefs of counsel, the uncontroverted testimony, and the evidence received at the March 29, 2011 evidentiary hearing, it is hereby DECLARED that 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 has not been published within the meaning of (state statutes), and is therefore not in effect," Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi ruled in a two-paragraph order.
The response:
Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester), co-chairman of the Joint Finance Committee, said he disagreed with the judge's ruling. "I don't think a judge in one county should be able to hold up the whole Legislature," he said. "I certainly believe everything we've done . . . has been according to the law."
If that’s all it takes to disobey the law, than we have entered a more dangerous time than we ever could have imagined. 

As for Rep. Vos; I BELIEVE he should be in prison. Should he be rounded up and thrown in a cell someplace? I can only hope.

1 comment:

  1. A guy with no law degree deciding whether the law should be followed? If he doesn't believe in the law then why is he a state legislator?