Once again the left shows us that “We the People” and the rule of law mean nothing. The socialist County Court Judge Maryann Sumi is doing what the left-wing judicial branch does best; circumventing the will of the people by legislating from the bench.
Politico reported that Judge Maryann Sumi temporarily halted Wisconsin’s union law.Dane County Court Judge Maryann Sumi issued the order — which prevents Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug LaFollette from publishing the collective bargaining law until she could rule on the case — in response to a complaint brought by the county district attorney on behalf of several public officials who claim Republicans violated the state’s open-meeting law by pushing the legislation through unlawfully.
“It seems to me the public policy behind effective enforcement of the open meeting law is so strong that it does outweigh the interest, at least at this time, which may exist in favor of sustaining the validity of the (law),” Sumi said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Notice she said “It seems to me” this is her opinion only; its not based in fact or in law but in her personal political beliefs. Judges are NOT to legislate from the bench. Legislation comes from the legislative branch of government. In this case it comes from the elected Representatives in Wisconsin. This includes Scott Walker. Judges do not create law they enforce laws.
The collective-bargaining legislation had been stripped from Walker’s larger budget bill and instead moved through a conference committee, since a group of 14 Democratic senators fled the state in order to prevent a vote on the measure. The district attorney in this case, is claiming that the lack of notice given before the conference committee convened is tantamount to a violation of Wisconsin’s open meeting laws, and that the public did not have time to attend the session.