Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pesky Law, Democracy Alert; Which Walker Lackey Wants A Contempt Citation?

Legislators and Walker administration officials have been told where they should not tread, the Wisconsin State Journal reports:

"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.

"Sumi made her ruling at the end of a day of testimony in the open meetings lawsuit brought by Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne. The hearing is scheduled to conclude on Friday.
"'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.
"Her statement appeared to be a warning to state agencies, such as the state Department of Administration, that have begun implementing the collective bargaining bill despite a temporary restraining order that Sumi issued on March 18 and the unsettled question about whether publication of the law by the Legislative Reference Bureau on Friday was enough to satisfy state law."
 Any questions?


Anonymous said...

The bottom line is this---If walker’s policies worked for the GOOD of most, not even all Wisconsinites, they wouldn't have to resort to subterfuge, middle of the night Shady Maneuvers, loopholes, and DEFYING court orders to pass bills.
Just as walker woke up a sleeping and now hungry giant, fitzy has gone further and gave it food and made it stronger!!

gnarlytrombone said...

Watch Deputy AG Steve Means' reaction (video #5, he speaks before and after Sumi's remarks). Truly chilling.

Ron R said...

Anon, if the democrat's policies worked for anyone other than the public employees unions they wouldn't have had to run to Rockford.

Atlanta Roofing said...

From what I have heard she has no jurisdiction to do this in the first place. I am beginning to think Walker is a wimp. The democrats are pretty good at sizing up a person. If they think you are weak, they come at you with a barrels blazing.

James Rowen said...

Atlanta Roofing - - She is reading the Constitution and the law.This is her job. Walker and Fitzgerald and the smug DOA have made it easy for her.