Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Judge Sumi warns Administration they Risk Sanctions, Jeopardize Finacial Stability of State.

Despite the desperate measures undertaken by the Walker administration and angry Jeff Fitzgerald to  rollback collective bargaining, a conservative judge is having to resort to legal threats of sanctions for their bad behavior. 
WSJ: If it wasn't clear last time, Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi made it clear on Tuesday: Any further implementation of Gov. Scott Walker's law limiting public employee unions is barred, and anyone who violates her order risks sanctions. 
"Now that I've made my earlier order as clear as it possibly can be, I must state that those who act in open and willful defiance of the court order place not only themselves at peril of sanctions, they also jeopardize the financial and the governmental stability of the state of Wisconsin," Sumi said. 
"Apparently that language was either misunderstood or ignored, but what I said was, ‘the further implementation of 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 is enjoined,' " Sumi said. 
Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald was disappointed by the ruling. 
"It's disappointing that a Dane County judge wants to keep interjecting herself into the legislative process with no regard to the state constitution," He said.
Law sucks doesn't it Jeff?
Sumi again said that the Legislature could end the legal wrangling "I am dismayed at this point that given the relatively easy fix for this that thousands and thousands of dollars are being spent, all being footed by the taxpayers of this state, to pursue this litigation," Sumi said. 
Here's the whole story from Rachel Maddow's interview with Sec. of State Doug La Follette (la FA'-let):

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