I was out with friends Friday when I learned an activist liberal Dane County Judge had tossed Act 10. I had no immediate inclination to blog, Tweet or otherwise discuss it. I was enjoying an adult beverage with friends. I had left work early and had been laregly unplugged. I'm frustrated and pissed. But I'll get over that. All of us on the right have to.
You knew this would be the never-ending battle. And the last weapon they have is the bench. And they'll use it until they can't use it anymore. This is why they so desperately wanted the state Supreme Court majority. It's also why it was so important that they didn't get it.
The ruling essentially throws out Act 10 for School and Municpal employees, and that could mean chaos:
For now, it appears school districts and local officials will have to return to the bargaining table with their workers in a much more sig nificant way. The decision raises a host of unanswered questions about the significant changes in pay, benefits and work rules that have taken place over the past year in schools and municipalities around the state while bargaining was essentially dead.
I'm not quite sure why the left is declaring victory. A liberal judge tried this before and was overturned. But that judge pointed to a procedural technicality. Here the ruling is the Act itself is unconstiutional. This will be appealed. Lefties would be wise to keep the union made cheap champagne on ice.