WI federal court rules on Walker’s union law

posted at 9:30 am on March 31, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s high profile union initiatives made their way through the federal court system on Friday in the first of what will doubtless be many challenges. Act 10, as it’s known, held up pretty well under the barrage, much to the dismay of recall enthusiasts, though a few portions were struck down.

A federal judge on Friday upheld most of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial collective bargaining law, but struck down key parts of it by ruling that the state cannot prevent public employee unions from collecting voluntary dues through payroll deductions and cannot require they recertify annually.

The collective bargaining law, also known as Act 10, established a system in which most of the public unions were required to have an “absolute” majority of their members vote every year to recertify — a standard higher than traditionally used. The law also took away some unions’ rights to collect mandatory dues and prevented unions from deducting voluntary dues directly out of employee paychecks.

I’m not sure why the intrepid reporters at the Wisconsin State Journal seem to be highlighting the stricken portions as “key” elements of the law, here. The certification portion obviously was disappointing, but only because it makes it more of a logistical headache to challenge a union certification. As to the dues portion, this is yet again not a case of forcing the payment of dues so much as the ease with which they can be collected.

Also, the failure of that portion to stand up did not seem – at least in the court’s opinion – to be a situation where the start can’t stop the unions from collecting voluntary dues by payroll deduction, but rather that they can’t be selective in doing so. The problem, it seems, was that Walker – likely in an effort to bolster public support – exempted “mandatory public safety” unions such as police and firefighters from the rule. The court responded, saying:

“So long as the state of Wisconsin continues to afford ordinary certification and dues deductions to mandatory public safety unions with sweeping bargaining rights, there is no rational basis to deny those rights to voluntary general unions with severely restricted bargaining rights,” the order read.

And in a way, that makes sense. Unions are unions, after all, and you would expect the state to make every effort to treat everyone equally. That was probably one PR maneuver which will be viewed as having backfired on Walker when all is said and done. In any event, you can read the entire ruling for yourself here.


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So far, all Scott Walker’s opponents have accomplished is turn him into a national figure, set themselves up for a bloody Democrat primary battle, and further destroy support for unionized teachers and unions in general.

Scriptor on March 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I guess that explains why Kasich included public safety, which in turn, killed his support.

budfox on March 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

At least the parts of the bill that protect taxpayers held up.

RBMN on March 31, 2012 at 9:36 AM

GOOD!
KeninCT…Heartache

KOOLAID2 on March 31, 2012 at 9:37 AM

After the 2010 election, and the Joann Kloppenberg debacle, I get the sense that a majority of Wisconsin voters are sick and tired of far left union activists.

Roy Rogers on March 31, 2012 at 9:40 AM

So far, all Scott Walker’s opponents have accomplished is turn him into a national figure, set themselves up for a bloody Democrat primary battle, and further destroy support for unionized teachers and unions in general.

Scriptor on March 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Remind me again what happened with that Ohio ballot measure?

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM

The bad news is the biggest part, the issue of whether the unions have an automatic and irrevocable claim on public funds, was decided in favor of the unionistas just in time for Recall Madness 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Steve Eggleston on March 31, 2012 at 9:49 AM

In other news, bus companies are seeing an increase in charters from Ohio, Illinois, and Minnesota to Wisconsin.

Every vote counts.

Roy Rogers on March 31, 2012 at 9:50 AM

After the 2010 election, and the Joann Kloppenberg debacle, I get the sense that a majority of Wisconsin voters are sick and tired of far left union activists.

Roy Rogers on March 31, 2012 at 9:40 AM

If Walker wins, I can’t wait to see what Ed Schultz does. Especially as Wisconsin seems to improve.

BuckeyeSam on March 31, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Remind me again what happened with that Ohio ballot measure?

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Torpedoed because unions convinced voters that firefighters wouldn’t show up to put out fires.

Guess what? The township next door to my municipality is closing its firefighting detail. More important, school district and municipalities are cutting people right and left. Kasich is using the state income taxes to balance the state budget. Municipalities and school districts are now paying for their own profligacy.

Maybe SB 5 wasn’t such a bad idea after all.

BuckeyeSam on March 31, 2012 at 9:56 AM

I’m not sure why the intrepid reporters at the Wisconsin State Journal seem to be highlighting the stricken portions as “key” elements of the law, here. The certification portion obviously was disappointing, but only because it makes it more of a logistical headache to challenge a union certification. As to the dues portion, this is yet again not a case of forcing the payment of dues so much as the ease with which they can be collected.

Allow me to educate you, then.

The certification portion, which in reality is a annual vote on whether a union continues to represent the public workers, was put in to make it easier for said workers to fire their union. You see, in the ObamiNation, once you’re in a union, you’re supposed to be in there for life. Indeed, a whole host of municipal unions chose to not even pursue recertification, knowing that if the workers had a voice, they would be out of the game.

The forced union dues, likewise, is vital for unions’ survival. WEAC, the largest teachers’ union (and an affiliate of the NEA) drastically cut their staff in anticipation of a significant portion of their membership deciding to vote with their money, even though virtually all of their locals who had to recertify did so by a wide margin. Further, even though there is supposed to be a divide between “general” union funds and “political” union funds, that doesn’t exactly exist.

Steve Eggleston on March 31, 2012 at 9:57 AM

For a clearer understanding of the history of Forced Union Dues see this from the Cato Institute:
http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-174.html

and for objections based on 1st Amendment grounds see this from the National Right to Work (Legal Foundation) website:
http://www.nrtw.org/ro_4.htm

OkieDoc on March 31, 2012 at 9:57 AM

I’m not sure why the intrepid reporters at the Wisconsin State Journal seem to be highlighting the stricken portions as “key” elements of the law, here.

Because they are biased. Duh.

rcpjr on March 31, 2012 at 9:58 AM

I read a comment on another site, “So many dead people are going to vote in this recall election it will look like an episode of The Walking Dead.”

Unionized zombies.

Roy Rogers on March 31, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Yea Walker! Yea Wisconsin!
*Off to play the Easter Bunny.-really. Be back L8tr.*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Notice how in the LSM, the Walker bill always referred to as the “controversial” bill but Obamacare is referred to as the “Health Care Act Obama signed” or “Obama’s signature bill” or other such nonsense.

But don’t you dare accuse the LSM of bias.

angryed on March 31, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Remind me again what happened with that Ohio ballot measure?

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM

.
Wisconsin voters don’t decide Ohio ballot measures! Another stupid comment from the far loony.

ExpressoBold on March 31, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I agree with this part of the decision. If Wisconsin deducts union dues for one umion, they must provide the same service for all state unions. After all, there is this “equal protection” of the law to uphold, something liberals seem to ignore.

gasmeterguy on March 31, 2012 at 10:05 AM

A very interesting portion of the Cato paper is this:

Under our Constitution, as originally conceived, Congress itself has no legitimate power to intervene in theformation and execution of private, voluntary exchange contracts. Congress has usurped that power, with the blessing of the U.S. Supreme Court, mainly on the basis of an illegitimate reading of the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution.
That clause was originally intended to enable Congress to prevent state governments from interfering in interstate commerce. Especially during the late 1930s, however, it became an excuse for the federal government to interfere in almost all private contractual agreements.

According to the Court, Congress has the power to set prices and regulate terms and conditions of private employment contracts. The NLRA, however, goes even further. It delegates the power that Congress usurped to private groups–labor unions.

The issue of unconstitutional grants of coercive power to private groups was specifically addressed in 1935 by the Supreme Court in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States[9] and again in 1936 in Carter v. Carter Coal Co.
In Schechter a unanimous Court threw out the 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which permitted private producers in any industry to set minimum prices for the products they produced for sale. Those minimum prices, called “codes of fair competition,” were enforced by the National Recovery Administration, the federal agency created to administer the NIRA.

The Court declared that it was unconstitutional for Congress to grant the power to set minimum prices to private producers.

These are cases that I have not seen referenced in the current SCOTUS review of OBamaCare. Funny how this shyte always overlaps.

OkieDoc on March 31, 2012 at 10:08 AM

A federal judge on Friday upheld most of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial collective bargaining law, but struck down key parts of it by ruling that the state cannot prevent public employee unions from collecting voluntary dues through payroll deductions and cannot require they recertify annually.

“The state cannot prevent public employee unions from collecting voluntary dues through payroll deductions …” It seems to me that a key word in the decision here is “voluntary”. With a union involved, is there really such a thing as “voluntary”???

Scriptor on March 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM

damn….the stopping automatic deduction was absolutely my favorite part.

If unions don’t have to recertify and can claim their dues out of a paycheck…what have they really lost?

ChrisL on March 31, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Indeed, a big part of the argument for auto-dues was that the unions needed the money to participate in politics. The last I checked, the Supreme Court said that individual union members and others forced to pay union dues had the right to a refund of the portion spent on politics.

Steve Eggleston on March 31, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Can someone point out to me where federal intervention is allowed? There’s no standing for challenging. States have a republican form of government and that is guaranteed in the US Constitution. That was followed by passing legislation.

Either there is State Governance or there is not.

John Kettlewell on March 31, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Either there is State Governance or there is not.

John Kettlewell on March 31, 2012 at 10:18 AM

There isn’t.

Steve Eggleston on March 31, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Notice how in the LSM, the Walker bill always referred to as the “controversial” bill but Obamacare is referred to as the “Health Care Act Obama signed” or “Obama’s signature bill” or other such nonsense.

But don’t you dare accuse the LSM of bias.

angryed on March 31, 2012 at 10:02 AM

…I call them the ‘Present’ Parrot Press!

KOOLAID2 on March 31, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Remind me again what happened with that Ohio ballot measure?

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM
.

…people were once stupid…and voted for Hope & Change too. They’ll have better brain cells the next time.

KOOLAID2 on March 31, 2012 at 10:27 AM

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM
KeninCT

You are now free to STFU.

DevilsPrinciple on March 31, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Walker should pull an Obama. Issue an executive order curtailing all deductions from state paychecks to anything other than government entities (FICA, SS, state, local taxes and unemployment). Problem solved. The state should not be the paymaster of anyone, including unions.

Blue Hen on March 31, 2012 at 10:28 AM

So far, all Scott Walker’s opponents have accomplished is turn him into a national figure, set themselves up for a bloody Democrat primary battle, and further destroy support for unionized teachers and unions in general.

Scriptor on March 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Another bonus, they are burning up many millions of dollars in greedy-union money that would otherwise go into little Bammie’s reelection coffers.

slickwillie2001 on March 31, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I’m guessing Romney won’t be picking Walker then?

……since Walker has already been embarassed with a recall election.

from a WAPO Veepstakes article….

In 2008, McCain vetted Romney along with Palin, so Romney knows how expensive and painstaking the vetting process can be for a candidate, who has to procure years of financial and personal records.

“I don’t think he’ll put somebody through a formal vetting if there’s not a realistic possibility of their selection,” said one adviser.

There will be a premium placed on not embarrassing people.”

PappyD61 on March 31, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Libfreeorpoop
ya SB5 was shot down, yay unions, oh I should mention their privatizing the bus drivers and teachers are crying their classrooms are to full, because of layoffs. Great move Ohioans!

angrymike on March 31, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Remind me again what happened with that Ohio ballot measure?

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Romney explicitly refused to support it before he changed his mind and tentatively supported it at the very end.

besser tot als rot on March 31, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Public employees should be banned from forming/joining unions. Period. It’s our government, our tax dollars that fund it. We do not need unions wasting our money in addition to the legislatures wasting money. Enough is enough.

Zorro on March 31, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I still think it was shrewd move by Walker to exempt police and fire fighter, that’s the biggest single reason why Ohio went the way it did.

If you’re going after the public sector, go after the most unpopular first.

BradTank on March 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Remind me again what happened with that Ohio ballot measure?

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM

As Buckeye Sam pointed out, that defeat actually backfired on those who opposed it. Many municipoalities are being forced to cut services because they can’t sfford them. Some of my family live in a small town which will now have to rely on either all volunteer firemen(a rsiky business0 or paying a fee to a neighboring township. Too bad for the unions they just lost dues paying members.

Deanna on March 31, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Either there is State Governance or there is not.
John Kettlewell on March 31, 2012 at 10:18 AM;

There isn’t.
Steve Eggleston on March 31, 2012 at 10:22 AM

The aim is to return WIsconsin to a public union run state: Union Governance – government for the union, by the union, of the union. Every one else can go where the sun does not shine.

Friendly21 on March 31, 2012 at 11:35 AM

After the 2010 election, and the Joann Kloppenberg debacle, I get the sense that a majority of Wisconsin voters are sick and tired of far left union activists.

Roy Rogers on March 31, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Really had to mention Kloppenberg? She’s running unopposed for Court of Appeals Judge this next Tuesday… Yuk!

I cannot wait until the Recalls are over, My Guesstimate is Walker with 52%

WhoU4 on March 31, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Remind me again what happened with that Ohio ballot measure?

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Remind me again which state is Walker governing?

Spliff Menendez on March 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Ed Schultz will still want Gov. Scott Walker’s head on a silver platter. And it will do nothing to stop Ed Schultz from guaranteeing Gov. Walker will be defeated, no matter what the cost, what the law says or if ballots are legal or not.

mike0993 on March 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM

And why do we just ACCEPT that an unelected black robed monarch has the authority to overthrow STATE LAW when there isn’t anything in the Constitution in conflict with it?

wildcat72 on March 31, 2012 at 1:12 PM

The States have the right to simply forbid public unions. One would think anything less would likely be legal.

pat on March 31, 2012 at 1:18 PM

“So long as the state of Wisconsin continues to afford ordinary certification and dues deductions to mandatory public safety unions with sweeping bargaining rights, there is no rational basis to deny those rights to voluntary general unions with severely restricted bargaining rights,” the order read.

Since when do judges get to decide the merits of legislation based on “rationality”?

I thought they get to decide whether the law as written in constitutional and legal.

There are innumerable Federal Codes and State Statutes that are irrational in policy, but that lies within the field of politics to rectify, does it not?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on March 31, 2012 at 1:19 PM

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM

You want to live free, but you are perfectly willing to act as a slaver to enslave our progeny to your utopian dreams. The cognitive dissonance is great in this one.

chemman on March 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Deanna on March 31, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I pay a yearly fee to a mostly volunteer fire department (one paid permanent employee). The truth is if my house goes up it is unlikely they will get here in time to do anything other that extinguish the embers. I am in the process of creating a 150 ft zone around the house without any brush, trees, grasses etc. to cut down the chance of losing the place in a wild fire.

chemman on March 31, 2012 at 1:26 PM

So what’s to say Wisonsin can’t make the auto-deductions an Opt_in? In other words, the employee would have to allow the auto-deduction before they could occur, like all the other auto-deductions?

Iblis on March 31, 2012 at 1:41 PM

How many MILLIONS did those ‘wins’ cost the Communists? I wonder if they think it was worth it.

DannoJyd on March 31, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Too bad the Walker Initiative (lets give it a good name!) is the kind of thing that wont catch on in the major markets easily…

The political & cash capitol that would be needed to defeat the entrenched union ticks in the body politic of cities/States like NYC, California, Massachusetts, & Illinois would have to be the equivalent of the D-Day Invasion & Landing at Inchon COMBINED.

BlaxPac on March 31, 2012 at 2:13 PM

So far, all Scott Walker’s opponents have accomplished is turn him into a national figure, set themselves up for a bloody Democrat primary battle, and further destroy support for unionized teachers and unions in general.

Scriptor on March 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

So, basically a win-win!

IrishEyes on March 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM

You want to live free, but you are perfectly willing to act as a slaver to enslave our progeny to your utopian dreams. The cognitive dissonance is great in this one.

chemman on March 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM

libfreeordie’s nom de plume is a total insult to the memory of General John Stark from here in New Hampshire, who coined the term.

Read about Stark here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stark

excerpt:

On April 28, 1752, while on a hunting and trapping trip along the Baker River, a tributary of the Pemigewasset River, he was captured by Abenaki warriors and brought back to Canada but not before warning his brother William to paddle away in his canoe, though David Stinson was killed. While a prisoner of the Abenaki, he and his fellow prisoner Amos Eastman were made to run a gauntlet of warriors armed with sticks. Stark grabbed the stick from the first warrior’s hands and proceeded to attack him, taking the rest of the warriors by surprise. The chief was so impressed by this heroic act that Stark was adopted into the tribe, where he spent the winter.

Many places (and not just in NH) to this day bear Stark’s name:

Stark, New Hampshire
Stark County, Illinois
Stark County, Ohio
Starke County, Indiana
Starkville, Mississippi
Stark, New York
Starksboro, Vermont

Del Dolemonte on March 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

The easiest way to neuter a labor union is to make it a violation of ethics laws for an elected official to vote on a matter if a conflict of interest exists.

If a legislator takes money from a union (or a business) they could not be able to vote on a matter that involved the donor. Hence, if you want the support of an elected official they cannot give them money, or campaign for that candidate.

They should also make it illegal to give money to a candidate you can’t voter for. My congressman represents me and the other voters in my district, not the Sierra Club, not a labor union. If only registered voters (not unions and not businesses) were allowed to donate to a political campaign, and then they could only donate to candidates they can voter for most of the problems would simply go away.

The Rock on March 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

I’m not sure why the intrepid reporters at the Wisconsin State Journal seem to be highlighting the stricken portions as “key” elements of the law, here.

Because the Wisconsin State Journal is a leftist rag closer to a monthly union newsletter than anything about news.. I thought everyone knew that.

ignatzk on March 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM

the state cannot prevent public employee unions from collecting voluntary dues through payroll deductions

This might be key, though, for Walker in that there still leaves a subtle change here from the way it used to be. I believe in the “old days” the state withheld union dues from every employee whether the employee wanted them to or not.

This ruling says that the state can collect the dues by VOLUNTARY payroll deduction which seems to imply to me that if the employee ASKS the state to deduct the union dues, then they must.

This is still a significant change from the old way, in my opinion.

crosspatch on March 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Thanks for not posting a picture of Klopenburg.

newportmike on March 31, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Ohio and WI will vote Dem come november

The anti-union governors means no republican can carry it in the next 10 years

liberal4life on March 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Anti-Union = Pro-Taxpayer

Strike Hornet on March 31, 2012 at 3:49 PM

liberal4life on March 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

You are an idiot, as we in Wisconsin have a recall election in June to reelect Gov. Walker. Do try to read the news and keep up to date. Otherwise, the best advice is to keep your blowhole CLOSED.

JimboHoffa on March 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

This ruling says that the state can collect the dues by VOLUNTARY payroll deduction which seems to imply to me that if the employee ASKS the state to deduct the union dues, then they must.

This is still a significant change from the old way, in my opinion.

crosspatch on March 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM

I wasn’t even aware that act 10 prohibited voluntary dues collection. It really doesn’t matter since public employees don’t tend to open up the wallet for much anyway so that part of the decision is rather “ho-hum” in my opinion.

teejk on March 31, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Ohio and WI will vote Dem come november

The anti-union governors means no republican can carry it in the next 10 years

liberal4life on March 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Name a statewide election the democrats have won in Wisconsin in the last 3 years.

Walker/Barnett – Walker
Feingold/Johnson – Johnson
Kloppenburg/Prosser – Prosser

Here’s the RCP poll average

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/governor/wi/wisconsin_governor_recall_election_walker_vs_falk-3061.html

Unemployment is 6.9% statewide

Unemployment in Milwuakee (Barnett) 8.3%

Falk raised taxes every year but one when she ran Dane Co.

Good luck my friend.

Bend over and kiss you @ss goodbye.

Green_Bay_Packers on March 31, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Green_Bay_Packers on March 31, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Other than Secretary of State, where Doug La Follette barely won due only to his name recognition.

Steve Eggleston on March 31, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Other than Secretary of State, where Doug La Follette barely won due only to his name recognition.

Steve Eggleston on March 31, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I wasn’t counting La Follette becuase he was an incumbent… but you’re correct. His last election was in 2010.

I notice our residnet leftists have no answer to the polling data that showing thier candidates are “leading from behind” in this election.

Green_Bay_Packers on March 31, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Walker may be in trouble. The recall is actually a new election with a democratic opponent, after a primary compressed into just over two months. His poll numbers are not that great.

“Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is running neck-and-neck against a generic Democratic opponent in a new NBC News/Marist survey of the state’s all-but-certain recall election released on Friday morning.

A generic Democrat holds a small lead over Walker — 48 percent to 46 percent — which falls within the poll’s margin of error. Independents are split, with 45 percent favoring Walker and 46 percent going for the Democrat.

Voters are similarly split evenly when it comes to Walker’s job approval numbers: Forty-eight percent approve of the job he is doing while 48 percent disapprove.”
snip

http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/

maybe too much too soon.

smokin hot politics on March 31, 2012 at 10:32 PM

How about in November of 2010…Did you vote in the 2010 Congressional elections, were you not eligible to vote at the time, or did you not get a chance to vote in the 2010 congressional elections?

Yes, voted in 2010 Congressional elections
72%

The poll is worthless if they didn’t turn registered voters into likley voters. There’s over 25% that didn’t vote in the last election.

Favors D > all adults> registered voters > likely voters > favors Rep

Green_Bay_Packers on April 1, 2012 at 12:39 AM

After the 2010 election, and the Joann Kloppenberg debacle, I get the sense that a majority of Wisconsin voters are sick and tired of far left union activists.

Roy Rogers on March 31, 2012 at 9:40 AM

We are. And I hope the ones who still aren’t, will at least not believe the lies and pro-union propaganda that will be coming down the pike.

Sterling Holobyte on April 1, 2012 at 1:14 AM

I’m not sure why the intrepid reporters at the Wisconsin State Journal seem to be highlighting the stricken portions as “key” elements of the law, here.

Because the Wisconsin State Journal is a leftist rag closer to a monthly union newsletter than anything about news.. I thought everyone knew that.

ignatzk on March 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I was going to say that. Or something similar.
I mean, the WI State Urinal is a Madison paper, after all.

Sterling Holobyte on April 1, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Anti-Union = Pro-Taxpayer

Strike Hornet on March 31, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Nice!
Someone should make that into a bumper sticker. Though I don’t know how many people would put it on their car. They wouldn’t want it keyed or otherwise damaged by those “for the people” union thugs.

Sterling Holobyte on April 1, 2012 at 1:24 AM

If Walker wins, I can’t wait to see what Ed Schultz does. Especially as Wisconsin seems to improve.

BuckeyeSam on March 31, 2012 at 9:51 AM

The leftwing union pimp will blow a gasket.

Decoski on April 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Are these the same judges who signed the petition to recall him??
Or the ones that said Mickey Mouse IS able to vote too??
Just asking?

mmcnamer1 on April 2, 2012 at 11:04 AM

This right here==>

Another bonus, they are burning up many millions of dollars in greedy-union money that would otherwise go into little Bammie’s reelection coffers.

slickwillie2001 on March 31, 2012 at 10:35 AM

JusDreamin on April 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM