Koch-Blocked: Judge Blocks Wisconsin Anti-Workers Bill
A Wisconsin judge has temporarily blocked Scott Walker's anti-workers bill from taking effect, saying the Wisconsin legislators' passage of the law was likely illegal as it violated the state's Open Meetings law. In other words, Walker's errand for the Koch Brothers seems to have failed, at least in the short term. The judge also said Walker should be hanged, by firemen. Haha just kidding! She didn't sayexactly that.
The Wisconsin State-Journal reports on this morning's courtroom drama:
Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi [on] Friday issued a temporary order blocking implementation of Gov. Scott Walker's controversial measure limiting collective bargaining rights for public employees, saying a legislative committee likely violated the state Open Meetings Law when it rushed passage of the bill March 9.
The ruling bars Secretary of State Doug La Follette from publishing the law, the last step before it can take effect. La Follette had planned to publish the law on March 25, which would cause it to take effect the following day.
Hooray. Your move, Walker .... we mean, "your move, libertarian-extremist billionaires David & Charles Koch, who own such popular brands as BRAWNY paper towels and DIXIE cups and other forest-raping crap people don't need and should be boycotted forever." [Wisconsin State Journal]