Wisconsin judge dismisses 1 of 3 suits challenging controversial law
Demonstrators protest outside the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 12, 2011.
April 14th, 2011
05:26 PM ET
9 years ago

Wisconsin judge dismisses 1 of 3 suits challenging controversial law

(CNN) - A Wisconsin judge on Thursday dismissed one of three lawsuits challenging the state's controversial collective bargaining law.

Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi dismissed the suit filed by Dane County and two officials, County Executive Kathleen Falk and County Board Chair Scott McDonell, saying the county lacks legal standing to assert constitutional claims against the state.


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  1. Sniffit

    NO real victory here for Walker and his cronies. It's not a ruling on the merits whatsover...simply a basic, black letter ruling on standing...i.e., the County can't sue the State on Constitutional issues so the suit has to be dismissed and the merits cannot be reached in that manner. No suprise here. None whatsoever. Well, other than the fact that some attorney in WI didn't do his research to figure out that there was a clear standing problem before filing suit.

    April 14, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  2. Steve Jackson

    Is the WI judge going to be American or anti American does the judge work for the construction or the money man nowadays the so called law makers have been anti American rules against all American laws to help all now American ways

    April 14, 2011 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    It all sounds logical to me – WALKER broke the law and will pay for it @ the voting booths.... WATCH!!!

    April 14, 2011 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |