The Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 4-3 to uphold Gov. Scott Walker's controversial collective bargaining law. The court decided that Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi went beyond her authority when she voided the law that severely limits union workers' collective bargaining rights. Sumi ruled in favor of the lawsuit arguing that Republicans conducted a key meeting that moved the legislation forward without posting proper public notice while Democratic senators were out of the state, having fled to prevent a vote on the bill.
In reaction to the state Supreme Court's decision, Walker issued a one sentence statement: "The Supreme Court's ruling provides our state the opportunity to move forward together and focus on getting Wisconsin working again."
Union leaders are aghast with the president of the Wisconsin state AFL-CIO, Phil Neuenfelt, saying the decision is "an affront to our democracy."
Check back with Progress Illinois for more on the fallout from the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision.