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Wisconsin Judge Orders 'No Further Implementation' of Budget Law

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday ordered "no further implementation" of the Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill that limits collective bargaining rights.Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi said that her earlier restraining order saying the law shouldn't be enacted had either been ignored or misinterpreted.Sumi stopped short of saying the law was not already in effect. She said she will take more testimony on that issue.The Legislative Reference Bureau posted the law on a legislative website Friday, leading  Walker's administration to declare the law was in effect.Sumi revised her original March temporary restraining order blocking the secretary of state from publishing the law, which is typically the last step before it becomes effective.Sumi's ruling delivers a setback to Walker and his administration while Democrats rejoiced.Earlier Tuesday, debate raged from Wisconsin state Supreme Court justices to law professors, on whether Walker is law and is in effect.It states the obvious to...

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