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Second federal lawsuit filed over collective bargaining law (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two unions representing about 2,700 public workers in Madison and Dane County have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s new law restricting collective bargaining rights. The lawsuit, filed ...

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DOJ asks court to lift ban on union law 


By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State attorneys asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday to immediately vacate a Madison judge’s decision striking down Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious collective bargaining law. Judge Maryann Sumi invalidated the ...

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Attorneys ask judge to toss union lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State attorneys have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious collective bargaining law. Democratic Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne alleges Republican lawmakers violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law during debate on ...

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Judge weighs whether union law took effect (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge weighed arguments Tuesday about whether an order she issued intended to temporarily block the state’s divisive new collective bargaining law was still in place, or whether Republican leaders ...

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Fight over union law heads to court 
(UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s administration insists a new law eliminating most collective bargaining rights for state employees has gone into effect. Other state and municipal leaders who dispute that are looking ...

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