Judge Says Not So Fast Scott Walker

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At least someone has some sense in all of this. Anti-union law put on hold. This may give republicans some time to learn what the term "negotiate" means.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/18/wisconsin-union-law-lawsuit_n_8...

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Lol, kooz u is such a joke. Hey, u attend tps?? Cuz it's obvi u know nothing of arithmetic or economics!

Now back to yer huffington post ya libtard .

You're overly harsh, don't you think, bldtld? Needless slurs. Unnecessary ridicule. Have some courtesy and some taste.

Patience is a great virtue.

The law will go through. The open meetings law does not apply to emergency sessions in WI, which the legislature had been operating in for a period of four weeks. I expect this decision to be appealed and overturned. Reason being is because the dems who fled tried to hijack the democratic process by not allowing it to operate.

Notice how the challenge is not on the merits of the law and only on a technicality. That does not bode well for the Dems.

Besides when the Dem lawmakers return the GOP can force a vote and nullify the court process.

MikeyA

If only some people would read the entire story they post here, they would have saved themselves a lot of time in doing the posting. Here's what you forgot to see and read:

Dane County District Judge Maryann Sumi granted the temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit filed by the local Democratic district attorney, alleging that Republican lawmakers violated the state's open meetings law by hastily convening a special committee before the Senate passed the bill.

Sumi said her ruling would not prevent the Legislature from reconvening the committee with proper notice and passing the bill again.

toledojim

"Walker's spokesman and Republican legislative leaders indicated they would press on with the court battle rather than consider passing the bill again."

So the Senate Republicans could pass the bill again and be done with it, but they don't want to.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Kooz doesn't seem to understand that a 24-hr rule was violated, which involved no negotiation at all. So no negotiation is needed, moving forward. Notice will be given, 24hr will pass, and the legislature in WI will just pass it again. Hordes of overpaid fools outside the capital will shriek, but that's their right.

Are the "Fleeing Fourteen" going to run away from their PAID jobs again? How ironic that the Democrats protested by not working for their money, which is the heart of the problem in the first place.

Notice will be given, 24hr will pass, and the legislature in WI will just pass it again.

Why did Walker only realize that he didn't need the Democrats to push the legislation through weeks after they fled the state? I've got to believe that a competent person would look into that immediately instead of waiting a month and letting a PR debacle grow to epic proportions.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

It's hilarious that Kooz believes that the Republicans in WI will have to now "negotiate" since they must now give 24hr notice for the same bill to achieve the same results.

The reason why Kooz seems to believe that, is that Liberals like him have gone insane. Liberals are going fucking insane about this sea change in the public unions. The boom times are over. Now we're well in the BUST. This is the Second Great Depression. And that means that you can't just keep paying people like you did before. There isn't enough tax revenue to keep our massive government budgets going.

Since Liberals have no idea what a "budget" is, I'm sure the previous paragraph looked like gibberish to Kooz et al.

Lots and lots of people have tried to cope with our current economic collapse -- in year three and counting -- by escaping into government jobs. Those people have serious mental issues.

when you double-post. can't you get your thoughts across in one post? and be somewhat more succinct? "zero" is a good name you've chosen for yourself.

Patience is a great virtue.

It's actually more hilarious that you obviously have a government job and you expect to continue rolling in big pay, benefits and a retirement package.

I've said it before, and since you refuse to deal with it, I'll say it again:

There isn't enough tax revenue to keep our massive government budgets going.

That must make it a triple post, by your Liberal math skills. LOL!

So who will spoon feed you your "opinions" now that the Huffington Post is being sued by the Newspaper Guild (that's a UNION in case you didn't know).

The Huffington post shafts it's workers by NOT PAYING THEM. Yet you get your Union talking points from a website that shafts Union workers? And is being sued by a union?

Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post
"The national Newspaper Guild has upped the ante in a strike against the Huffington Post, calling on all unpaid writers to stop contributions to the website.

The 26,000-member union of media workers asked all unpaid contributors on Wednesday to withhold their work in support of a strike launched earlier this year by the art publication Visual Arts Source, whose writers had previously contributed free content to the Post.

"Join us in shining a light on the unprofessional and unethical practices of this company," the Guild wrote in a press release. "Just as we would ask writers to stand fast and not cross a physical picket line, we ask that they honor this electronic picket line."

The call comes in response to the Huffington Post's "refusal to compensate its thousands of writers in the wake of its $315 million merger with AOL," the Guild wrote, and its refusal to acknowledge requests to meet with Guild officials "to discuss ways the Huffington Post might demonstrate its commitment to quality journalism.”"

"Huffington and Lerer excluded Peter Daou and James Boyce "from the venture, and claimed credit for the ideas and contributions to the site," the New York Supreme Court documents state. "
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/blog-post/2010/11/huffington_post_sued_...
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Guild tells HuffPost writers: 'Don't work for free'
16 Mar 2011
The Newspaper Guild-CWA

The Newspaper Guild is calling on unpaid writers of the Huffington Post to withhold their work in support of a strike launched by Visual Art Source in response to the company’s practice of using unpaid labor. In addition, we are asking that our members and all supporters of fair and equitable compensation for journalists join us in shining a light on the unprofessional and unethical practices of this company.

Just as we would ask writers to stand fast and not cross a physical picket line, we ask that they honor this electronic picket line.

The Newspaper Guild, a 26,000-member-strong national union of media workers, is committed to fair compensation for all workers, whether they are freelance bloggers or traditional employees. We are further committed to promoting quality journalism. Working for free does not benefit workers and undermines quality journalism.

In response to the Huffington Post’s refusal to compensate its thousands of writers in the wake of its $315 million merger with AOL, the Newspaper Guild has requested a meeting with company officials to discuss ways the Huffington Post might demonstrate its commitment to quality journalism. Thus far, the request has been ignored.
http://www.newsguild.org/index.php?ID=10712
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That's after the Huffington Post was sued because the idea was stolen.
"The co-founders of the news and aggregation site the Huffington Post are being sued by two Democratic consultants who claim they stole the idea for the website."
http://www.metro.us/boston/national/article/695070--huffington-post-sued

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

and your, only if we apply the definition loosely, judge because this may be, at best, a hollow victory. A very hollow victory. As others have noted, the TRO was ordered because the *ahem* judge felt the committee that enacted the measure violated the state's Open Meetings law.

Unlike the *ahem* judge, The Weekly Standard actually took the time to look at Wisconsin's Open Meetings law. So what are the salient points? Glad you asked...

  • 19.84 Public notice.
    (3) Public notice of every meeting of a governmental body shall be given at least 24 hours prior to the commencement of such meeting unless for good cause such notice is impossible or impractical, in which case shorter notice may be given, but in no case may the notice be provided less than 2 hours in advance of the meeting.

Pretty straightforward. Seems like the Dems may have a legitimate case, right? Possibly, if it weren't for this next piece of the law...

  • 19.87 Legislative meetings.
    (2) No provision of this subchapter which conflicts with a rule of the senate or assembly or joint rule of the legislature shall apply to a meeting conducted in compliance with such rule.

Now for those that may have trouble understanding, as TWS points out, the Open Meeting law states that the legislature's rules will supersede the Open Meeting law when the two are in conflict. And the Senate's rules say...

  • Senate Rule 93
    (2) A notice of a committee meeting is not required other than posting on the legislative bulletin board, and a bulletin of committee hearings may not be published.

Pretty straightforward. Seems like the Dems case isn't looking so legitimate now. Especially since the rule above holds when the legislature is in special session, which it happened to be operating in at the time of the meeting. And just in case, there was any question as to whether anything was posted on the legislative bulletin board, I give you Rob Marchant. Mr. Marchant, the Senate Chief Clerk (a non-partisan official for legal and parliamentary advice), wrote an email to all senators indicating that the vote was legitimate and that, not only, was a notice was put up on the bulletin board a copy of the notice was emailed to all legislative offices.

Welcome back to reality...

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/county-judge-blocks-walkers-budget-r...

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