Wisconsin judge strikes down Walker’s collective-bargaining law

posted at 8:01 pm on September 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

We’ve been here before, remember? A left-wing judge struck down the law on a procedural technicality in May of last year. The Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed a month later. Bet heavily that this will be reversed too, just because I suspect America’s not quite ready to start throwing up constitutional roadblocks to fiscal reforms while states are already teetering on a fiscal cliff. Especially after Wisconsin held an election just three months ago where voters had a chance to effectively decide that issue.

The law remains largely in force for state workers, though a federal judge struck down part of that section of the law as well earlier this year. But for city, county, and school workers the decision by Dane County Judge Juan Colas returns the law to its status before Walker signed his law in March 2011.

Colas ruled that the law violated workers’ constitutional rights by making denying to union workers certain powers available to their nonunion counterparts. The decision could still be overturned on appeal – the Supreme Court has already restored the law once in June 2011 after it was blocked by a different Dane County judge earlier that year…

School districts and local officials will have to return to the bargaining table with their workers in a much more significant way. The decision raises a host of questions about changes in pay, benefits and work rules that have taken place in the meantime while bargaining was essentially dead.

Under Walker’s law, both the state and local governments were prohibited from bargaining over anything besides a cost of living salary adjustment. Other issues such as health benefits, pensions, workplace safety and other work rules were strictly off limits.

The decision’s here. The court concedes that there’s no constitutional right to collective bargaining; the argument is that the state discriminated against union employees, which makes it an equal protection issue. Typically in equal-protection jurisprudence, governments are given wide latitude in economic matters; go figure that Wisconsin wasn’t given that latitude here. But then, the legal reasoning isn’t important. The point of the ruling is to snatch victory on collective bargaining for the left from the jaws of defeat after defeat after defeat. Maybe that’s how union rights will be handled from now on — as with abortion rights, they’ll be yanked out of the hands of voters and kept safe from the grubby hands of democracy. A savvy move. And in the spirit of fire-with-fire, I guess it’s now time for more conservative judges to start thinking seriously about revisiting Lochner. Long live rule by judiciary!


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If this stands, maybe it’s time for states to reconsider education funding. If a state cannot set the rules for bargaining for wages with teachers, then maybe the state should not be hiring teachers. Go to an all charter & voucher system and divest themselves of the public school system.

AZfederalist on September 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Welcome to California.

BallisticBob on September 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

TIME FOR THE LEFT TO TRY ANOTHER RECALL!

reliapundit on September 14, 2012 at 8:06 PM

The ruling will be overturned. Meanwhile, the issue is back in the oress in Wisconsin and Wisconsin voters can be reminded again why they should vote for candidates willing to stand up to public unions.

maubman on September 14, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Coca Colas is just a hack District Court judge appointed by the former Democratic Governor Jim Doyle. The case will end up in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, where the GOP has the majority, and the maybe go all the way to the US Supreme Court.

bayview on September 14, 2012 at 8:07 PM

That judge just put Wisconsin in the Romney column.

RedRedRice on September 14, 2012 at 8:08 PM

equal-protection

Heh. The tax payer works til they are 80 and the govt. union type retires at 50. Hmmm equal my arse.

CW on September 14, 2012 at 8:08 PM

much ado about very little, although I imagine it fires up the GOP in the sate just in time for the election.

rob verdi on September 14, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Torches and pitchforks. This judge has violated the people’s lawful will.

wepeople on September 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM

If judges can just overturn the voter as they just did here and California that means they can overturn any vote by the people. Then why vote if your vote is irrelevant??? So if Romeny wins can a judge just overturn and make Obama the president again???? Not by the constitution no. So, what makes this any different? Nothing

xler8bmw on September 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Considering the Wisconsin public union’s atrocious overall record when going up against Gov. Walker the average citizenry, I’m not overtly worried.

For now.

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM

This can help Romney and Tommy Thompson. The Right is going to be furious throughout WI until this is overturned.

Still don’t understand how a county judge can render a decision affecting other counties.

matthew8787 on September 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM

its the union that prevents members from bargaining for their own pay……

dmacleo on September 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Bet heavily that this will be reversed too, just because I suspect America’s not quite ready to start throwing up constitutional roadblocks to fiscal reforms while states are already teetering on a fiscal cliff the GOP controls the Wisconsin state supreme court

That is the only reason. And you can bet that if the left can pursue this matter through the Federal courts to get it overturned once again, they’ll do so.

The will of the people has nothing to do with it. The judiciary has completely hijacked American law, and whoever controls the judiciary controls policy.

Stoic Patriot on September 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

and the[n] maybe go all the way to the US Supreme Court.

bayview on September 14, 2012 at 8:07 PM

With the cowardly Socialist John Roberts as Chief Justice? Yeah, I’d like to see that.

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

…and people do NOT wonder… how much the Democrats want to appoint every judge they can!

KOOLAID2 on September 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

So close to the election. I wonder if this will drive up R turnout.

wargamer6 on September 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Wisconsin, You’re going the Cali way, and I don’t mean it in a good way :)… I live there…

jimver on September 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM

This can help Romney and Tommy Thompson. The Right is going to be furious throughout WI until this is overturned.

Still don’t understand how a county judge can render a decision affecting other counties.

matthew8787 on September 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Yes! Also, rogue judges in Pennsylvania will help as well because I’m predicting the voter ID law there will be struck down.

SouthernGent on September 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

If Wisconsin manages to have an R House and Senate in January move 1 when the bodies meet should be advancing legislation to turn this state into a Right to Work state and crush these bastiches with the most powerful hammer available.

Betenoire on September 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

This can help Romney and Tommy Thompson. The Right is going to be furious throughout WI until this is overturned.

Still don’t understand how a county judge can render a decision affecting other counties.

matthew8787 on September 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Because… it can. He’s a Democrat judge, after all. If his ruling could render a law invalid in OIHO, he’d give his left nut to make it so.

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Herpes.

VegasRick on September 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Now, now, unions have their purpose. The first that comes to mind is to make good use of weak minded businessmen.

Limerick on September 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

That judge just put Wisconsin in the Romney column.

RedRedRice on September 14, 2012 at 8:08 PM

I was thinking the same thing.

ButterflyDragon on September 14, 2012 at 8:16 PM

So close to the election. I wonder if this will drive up R turnout.

wargamer6 on September 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I think the judge’s obvious intent was to help drive the D turnout by giving the public sector workers a thing to rally around.

Too bad for them, most of the public sector worker’s hopes have been based on illogical reasoning and flawed premises. They probably think this ruling will stand for whatever reason, and are convinced of it.

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The Judiciary.

The final closed gate if the serfs get close to individual liberty.

Well played Progressive filth, well played.

PappyD61 on September 14, 2012 at 8:18 PM

The ruling will be overturned. Meanwhile, the issue is back in the oress in Wisconsin and Wisconsin voters can be reminded again why they should vote for candidates willing to stand up to public unions.

maubman on September 14, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Good point.
I know a lot of pizzed people here.

Mimzey on September 14, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Funny how judicial activism fine and dandy when it’s a liberal judge making the decisions against the will of the people.

WisCon on September 14, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Sounds to me like the legislature needs to pass some laws regarding the judiciary.

wildcat72 on September 14, 2012 at 8:21 PM

The ruling will be overturned. Meanwhile, the issue is back in the oress in Wisconsin and Wisconsin voters can be reminded again why they should vote for candidates willing to stand up to public unions.

maubman on September 14, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Good point.
I know a lot of pizzed people here.

Mimzey on September 14, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Yep, this could help Obama LOSE Wisconsin…

wildcat72 on September 14, 2012 at 8:22 PM

and the[n] maybe go all the way to the US Supreme Court.

bayview on September 14, 2012 at 8:07 PM

With the cowardly Socialist John Roberts as Chief Justice? Yeah, I’d like to see that.

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

You see, public union tyranny over the people is actually a tax….

Django on September 14, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I live and work in Dane County… this is the standard loony view of this area. Dane county thinks that they know what everyone in the rest of the state needs, kind of the same way they believe that when they pass gas it’s just a rainbow flying out of their A$$!

WhoU4 on September 14, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Wisconsin, You’re going the Cali way, and I don’t mean it in a good way :)… I live there…

jimver on September 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM

I beg to differ mightily.

Wisconsin doesn’t have a sitting governor, two senators and multiple congresspeople so utterly disconnected from reality. Plus Madison… sorry, but it ain’t no San Francisco (thank God for that).

If anything, Wisconsin is going the Texas way. And I mean it in a good way.

MadisonConservative, feel free to chime in. ;)

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Long live rule by judiciary! Savy.

Bmore on September 14, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Count, over, and over, and over again, until the left side won.

The leftists are Never truly liberal or progressive, the thugs.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Actually this ruling doesn’t even make legal sense under the equality act. Individually the members should be able to negotiate their health care or get the SAME health care plans the individual hires get. Collective bargaining is a leveraging of rights… Not a subset of them. If the state was offering unionized teachers health plan a but individuals health care plan b that’d be an issue. But I highly doubt that was the case.

Skywise on September 14, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I think the Wisconsin republican government should pass a law outlawing democrats from becoming judges.

birdwatcher on September 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM

This is good for us! It helps Romney in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Supreme Court is going to overturn this dufus judge anyway. The Wisconsin Supreme Court has already had to overturn other leftist judges who struck down other parts of this law.

thuja on September 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM

No frikkin way. USSC here we come, if need be.

petefrt on September 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Did the damage to the State Office buildings during the unions protesting get billed to the union halls? I didn’t think so and it was in the millions of dollars, how about that , Judge?

mixplix on September 14, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Paging MadCon..Paging MadCon. Please pick up the red courtesy phone.

wargamer6 on September 14, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Agree that this ruling may actually help Romney and Thompson in WI.

bayview on September 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM

So in other words, the title of this post really should have read:

Dane County, Wisconsin judge strikes down Walker’s collective-bargaining law”

stukinIL4now on September 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Are judges supposed to make laws or apply the laws made by lawmakers ?

burrata on September 14, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Are judges supposed to make laws or apply the laws made by lawmakers ?

burrata on September 14, 2012 at 8:34 PM

If it’s law that socialists love, they are to apply them. If it’s laws that socialists don’t like, their job is to act as a one man black robed SuperCongress.

wildcat72 on September 14, 2012 at 8:36 PM

This is good for us! It helps Romney in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Supreme Court is going to overturn this dufus judge anyway. The Wisconsin Supreme Court has already had to overturn other leftist judges who struck down other parts of this law.

thuja on September 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Which is why Prosser’s victory over Kloppenburg in the WI SC race last year was that important.

A quick recap on how awfully close we were to Fluke-ing it away.

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Which is why Prosser’s victory over Kloppenburg in the WI SC race last year was that important.

A quick recap on how awfully close we were to Fluke-ing it away.

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Kloppy wasn’t fit to judge a contest at a county fair. It’s scary how someone that radical and moronic was SOOOO close to becoming a state supreme court justice, which would have likely been a path ultimately for SCOTUS via some libtard president!

wildcat72 on September 14, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Which is why Prosser’s victory over Kloppenburg in the WI SC race last year was that important.

A quick recap on how awfully close we were to Fluke-ing it away.

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Agreed the Prosser/Kloppenburg race was the most important US election in 2011.

thuja on September 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM

If it’s law that socialists love, they are to apply them. If it’s laws that socialists don’t like, their job is to act as a one man black robed SuperCongress.

wildcat72 on September 14, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I wonder what would have happened if I had given this answer to the INS officer who interviewed me for my citizenship ?
;-) ;-)

burrata on September 14, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I wonder what would have happened if I had given this answer to the INS officer who interviewed me for my citizenship ?
;-) ;-)

burrata on September 14, 2012 at 8:42 PM

The first rule of the socialist dictator judge club is you aren’t allowed to talk about the socialist dictator judge club.

wildcat72 on September 14, 2012 at 8:45 PM

If WI has the capacity to impeach judges, I’d start exploring that avenue at the first opportunity.

This judge doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of respect, or regard, for his state’s Supreme Court decisions.

CPT. Charles on September 14, 2012 at 8:51 PM

With the cowardly Socialist John Roberts as Chief Justice? Yeah, I’d like to see that.

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

CJ Roberts: “Excuse me while I leave the bench for a few minutes and go down and meet with the plaintiff’s counsel and show them how to better advance their case.”

slickwillie2001 on September 14, 2012 at 8:52 PM

The first rule of the socialist dictator judge club is you aren’t allowed to talk about the socialist dictator judge club.

wildcat72 on September 14, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Not even the Wide Latina ?

burrata on September 14, 2012 at 8:54 PM

As much as I’d liket to slap that judge silly, I think this will help turnout for R&R, too.
Not only alot of renewed anger in the righties, BUT I also think there HAS to be some newly right-thinking rank & file union members who’ve realized that Walker’s (R&R’s) tactics are working well in the state. Even if they can’t be very vocal about it, they might just pull the R lever, behind the curtain.

I think there are some smart cheeseheads, really I do.
;-)

pambi on September 14, 2012 at 8:54 PM

If this stands, maybe it’s time for states to reconsider education funding. If a state cannot set the rules for bargaining for wages with teachers, then maybe the state should not be hiring teachers. Go to an all charter & voucher system and divest themselves of the public school system.

AZfederalist
on September 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

.
I’m am sooo with you, on that.

But I also know that the attempt at such changes will bring us a step closer to provoking a civil war here, as well.

The Public Schools are the indoctrination centers of the Progressives, for our country’s youth.

No way they’re going to give that up without bloodshed.

listens2glenn on September 14, 2012 at 8:56 PM

These people don’t realize just what backlash is, do they? Sooner or later people will just ignore the court. The executive will try to quell it,

And the fun begins.

wolly4321 on September 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Was not this what the big Supreme Court race was all about..and it got ratified.

If I did not know better it is like the really bad and stupid workers are asking to be eliminated.

jukin3 on September 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Another example on what why liberals have been working for years for. This is exactly they way they wanted it. They know that many of the ideas they have would never get enough support…. so they go the judicial route so things exactly like this will happen.

watertown on September 14, 2012 at 9:07 PM

As much as I’d liket to slap that judge silly, I think this will help turnout for R&R, too.
Not only alot of renewed anger in the righties, BUT I also think there HAS to be some newly right-thinking rank & file union members who’ve realized that Walker’s (R&R’s) tactics are working well in the state. Even if they can’t be very vocal about it, they might just pull the R lever, behind the curtain.

I think there are some smart cheeseheads, really I do.
;-)

pambi on September 14, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Im a union worker and I approve this message… actually a majority of workers at my place want our union gone… which has lost support over the years, and now its more or less 0-10 year workers dont care to much for it, where the 11+ year people are the ones clinging to the union….

Of course, we have a two tier contract which got done when they went on strike 10 years or so ago… so yeah, not even in our union everyone does not have the same contract…. “they” get up to 6 weeks vacation after 20, and those of us that that started after that contract have to work 20 for 4 and that is the max, along with “they” get 2 floating holidays, we get none.

watertown on September 14, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Yes! Also, rogue judges in Pennsylvania will help as well because I’m predicting the voter ID law there will be struck down.

SouthernGent on September 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

OT for your edification: Challenge to Voter ID Law is Case of Contradictions. According to this article, if it’s 3-3, it’s still upheld, but will obviously look like a very partisan maneuver.

Oh, and at least one of the original 10 plaintiffs has found a way to get her own ID, so that particular argument about “hardship” is blown out of the water … yet again.

PatriotGal2257 on September 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Agree that this ruling may actually help Romney and Thompson in WI.

bayview on September 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I agree, I think it will help get out the Repub vote.

wi farmgirl on September 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM

If this stands, maybe it’s time for states to reconsider education funding. If a state cannot set the rules for bargaining for wages with teachers, then maybe the state should not be hiring teachers. Go to an all charter & voucher system and divest themselves of the public school system.

AZfederalist on September 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I’m am sooo with you, on that.

But I also know that the attempt at such changes will bring us a step closer to provoking a civil war here, as well.

The Public Schools are the indoctrination centers of the Progressives, for our country’s youth.

No way they’re going to give that up without bloodshed.

listens2glenn on September 14, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Didn’t Jindal do something close to that in LA?

slickwillie2001 on September 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM

After Roberts’ ruling on HusseinCare and now this one, as well as others, does anyone still question Newt’s idea of hauling these idiots in front of Conress to have them point out exactly where Constitution says what they say.

riddick on September 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

We have a lot of Charter schools here in S.AZ. seems folks are willing to pay to escape.

AZFeds idea is excellent. Never happen in Illinois, but we need to make certain States islands of failure, isolate them. The smart ones will leave, anyway.

wolly4321 on September 14, 2012 at 9:22 PM

This leftist judge should be recalled and thrown out.

This is clearly all about trying to motivate leftist turnout by telling them how critical having leftist judges in place is to get their preferred policies enacted.

That said, it will also motivate Constitutional Conservatives to turn out in huge numbers to stop this abuse of our legal system. November cannot get here soon enough.

njrob on September 14, 2012 at 9:24 PM

e If WI has the capacity to impeach judges, I’d start exploring that avenue at the first opportunity.

This judge doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of respect, or regard, for his state’s Supreme Court decisions.

CPT. Charles on September 14, 2012 at 8:51 PM

We have a very low hurdle to initiate recall here in the Land of Cheese and Beer, but since this is a Dane County judge there is zero likelihood that this particular hack judge could be tossed out. Dane County is to the left of Marx.
The only way this guy would lose a recall is if he had ruled against the commies. As corrupt and bereft of reason his ruling is, it was a simple measure of feathernesting and self-preservation on his part. Any ruling otherwise and this corrupt pos would be out on his arse.

the botnet on September 14, 2012 at 9:28 PM

We have a lot of Charter schools here in S.AZ. seems folks are willing to pay to escape.

wolly4321 on September 14, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Charter schools are free for students, paid for by tax dollars on a per student basis. They are enjoined from teaching religion and some other restrictions. Arizona also has a tax credit program that allows people to donate up to $1000 per married filing jointly return to a private school. The money is used for scholarships for students attending private schools. That $1000 is a tax credit, not a deduction, so it reduces your taxes by $1000 on your state return and is a charitable deduction on your federal return. This is not a giveaway to private schools, what it does is reduce the amount of money the state has to spend on public education because it offloads a significant number of students from the public school system. Since private schools are more efficient, this is a money saving activity for the state.

AZfederalist on September 14, 2012 at 9:34 PM

So how long can this game be played? Is there any definitive ending to these rulings or is it just an endless circle jerk of threading legal technicalities ad infinitum.

rickyricardo on September 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Welcome to our world WI, no matter how many times you defeat liberals they’ll find a judge to side them.

CA

antipc on September 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM

“they” get up to 6 weeks vacation after 20, and those of us that that started after that contract have to work 20 for 4 and that is the max, along with “they” get 2 floating holidays, we get none.

watertown on September 14, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Meanwhile, in my non-union job, I get four weeks after nine and have enjoyed two personals and five sick days since being hired. Some negotiating skills that union of yours has got, huh?

Odysseus on September 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Tar and feathers and a ride on a rail should do it.

The faster judges realize a penalty for tyranny the faster they may take their oaths seriously or quickly go back to ambulance chasing.

viking01 on September 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

As a Wisconsinite, this pisses me off at the state level, but it also pisses me off at the federal level.

This is just ONE MORE REASON we have to get these biased left-wingers out of office come this November. Look what happens when they get to appoint the judges; freedom truly dies. This kind of thing takes a person’s vote and smashes it on the garbage can that is judicial tyranny.

Hopefully more people, in the middle or even on the other side of the aisle, are getting as sick of this sort of thing as we are.

We STILL stand with Walker!

Sterling Holobyte on September 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM

So how long can this game be played? Is there any definitive ending to these rulings or is it just an endless circle jerk of threading legal technicalities ad infinitum.

rickyricardo on September 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM

This game is being played once again, not coincidentally I feel, just in time for the Presidential election heating up. Another distraction from Obama’s non-record, and another way the libs can try to discourage us into thinking all is lost, so we may as well not vote come this November since our votes don’t mean anything anyway.

…It’s not going to work.

Sterling Holobyte on September 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Conspiracy theory:

Justice Roberts is behind all of this working as a community organizer for the judiciary of Amerika.

Sherman1864 on September 15, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Under Walker’s law, both the state and local governments were prohibited from bargaining over anything besides a cost of living salary adjustment. Other issues such as health benefits, pensions, workplace safety and other work rules were strictly off limits.

I pray that Walker’s actions don’t force Wisconsin into the blue electoral column. It’s way more important to get Obummer out of the White House than it is to further Walker’s political career.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 15, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Taxpayers, Parents and Administrators have seen the corruption in WEA Trust, and got an 18 month long glimpse of how the schools can be improved. This will not be a popular decision here in WI, and will definitely increase turnout for Romney/Ryan.

The DPI (Dept of Public Instruction) has new rules for student goals – growth goals, not achievement goals – which means that every student needs to be learning.

As I explained in the Chicago teachers’s strick post, the new testing allows admins to parse data and clearly identify poor teachers. Union rules or not, admins have to see the value in purging their system of the bad teachers and they won’t let this slip away.

Daisy_WI on September 15, 2012 at 8:28 AM

” . . . the argument is that the state discriminated against union employees,”

You mean the same union that says you must join a union to become a state worker?

RobertMN on September 15, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Colas ruled that the law violated workers’ constitutional rights by making denying to union workers certain powers available to their nonunion counterparts.

Well that’s a stupid argument because there is a big difference between union and nonunion so of course they won’t be 100% equal.

I’m sure this will be overturned.

SoulGlo on September 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Who cares what another liberal judge says, they should just push forword with the law that was passed.

mmcnamer1 on September 15, 2012 at 10:52 AM

So in other words, the title of this post really should have read:

“Dane County, Wisconsin judge strikes down Walker’s collective-bargaining law”

stukinIL4now on September 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM

You already said what I was thinking…the guy took time out from his normal traffic court schedule to issue this ruling.

We are in budget time now…I hope the schools and municipalities can forecast/communicate the impact before the November elections.

teejk on September 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

The US had a very good public school system when it was all locally driven. Once the feds and the unions took over……one can see the dreadful results.

Bevan on September 16, 2012 at 9:02 AM