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Move ahead to this week. Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi has ruled the law to be illegal, citing the lack of the Republican legislators 24-hour notice when bringing up the bill in the statehouse. The judge said the state's open meetings law was violated. In her 33 page decision, she stated “The court must consider the potential damage to public trust and confidence in government if the Legislature is not held to the same rules of transparency that it has created for other governmental bodies. Our form of government depends on citizens' trust and confidence in the process by which our elected officials make laws, at all levels of government." The state's Supreme Court has scheduled meetings for June 6 to decide if it too will take on the same suit against the law.
Congratulations Wisconsin workers, you won!