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Big Labor mob chants in 3, 2, 1…

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has cleared the way for GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair/union reform law — and rebuked a county judge for interfering in the legislative process.

Breaking this afternoon from the Wisconsin State Journal:

The state Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a Dane County judge’s rulings that voided a state law limiting collective bargaining rights of public workers, finding that the judge overstepped her authority in making her decision.

In a nine-page decision with about 60 pages of concurring and dissenting opinions, the court said that Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi stepped into the legislative process when she ruled that the collective bargaining law was void.

“This court has granted the petition for an original action because one of the courts that we are charged with supervising has usurped the legislative power which the Wisconsin constitution grants exclusively to the legislature,” the court wrote.

“We’ve been saying since day one that Republicans passed the budget repair bill correctly, so frankly this isn’t much of a surprise,” state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said. “We followed the law when the bill was passed, simple as that.”

You can read the ruling here.

Snort: Here’s the SEIU-Wisconsin chapter bemoaning lawlessness.

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• Category: Ideology • Tags: SEIU, Unions, Wisconsin