Court Restores Wisconsin's Law Barring Public Unions

June 15, 2011

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state's controversial new law barring most collective bargaining by public employees -- including those at the University of Wisconsin -- could take effect, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Further legal challenges to the law are possible, but the Supreme Court's ruling represents a major victory for proponents of the law. A lower court had thrown out the law, based on the view that a legislative committee that reviewed it did so in violation of open meetings requirements. The Supreme Court found that was not the case.

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