Monday, November 11, 2013

Act 10 union law goes before state Supreme Court Monday

Patrick Marley reported at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the challenge to 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 on appeal in Madison Teachers, Inc., v. Walker, Appeal no. 2012AP2067.
"Already, the court has shown divisions over the case, ruling 4-3 late Friday that some unions could not participate in Monday's oral arguments. That order was issued shortly after 10:30 p.m. — a highly unusual time for any ruling by the high court — and included sharp words from the dissenters."
Oral argument is scheduled today at 10:45 a.m..

A link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available. Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage. Here is the appellate case history.

Update: Wisconsin Supreme Court hears state's side of Act 10 arguments, Patrick Marley reports.

"Arguments began at 11 a.m. and were scheduled to last 90 minutes. But by 12:45 p.m., only the state had presented its arguments. The court said it would resume arguments at 1:05 p.m. so the unions could make their case."
Update 2: More from Marley, Wisconsin justices consider stay in Act 10 case.