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Obama appointee, by the way, and a very bright guy.
Sic Semper Tyrannis.
The Federal Judge was appointed, by the way, by that right-wing ideologue Barack Obama
But how will the Unions be able to steal from their members now?Union leadership in WI in the past 5years has steered the union ship straight onto shoals. Yet do they resign?
This is what democracy looks like.
Well of course the workers have a right to join the union! The important thing is the right NOT to join the union. I mean, c'mon!
Unionism is monopolism.
"Under Act 10, general employees remain free to associate and represented employees and their unions remain free to speak; municipal employers are simply not allowed to listen."At first pass the reasoning seems sound. Whats odd is that the private sector employer can't avail themselves of not listening thanks to the Wagner Act and the NLRA.
Somewhere the rowboat Mahal runs aground on Lake Mendota. No signs of any passengers were reported.
"are not allowed to listen". Really? Seems to me more like "not required to listen"
I feel for Judge Conley, as he seems like a good judge - yet between the Act 10 lawsuits, the Capitol access policy lawsuit [January], and other WI suits will no doubt manage to make everyone hate a decision of his.I love the `Obama appointee' line being used already. I would bet that line is used by the same partisans as a slam against Judge Conley within the next 12 months.Not surprised at the ruling here.
As the opinion indicates, many of the arguments brought by the plaintiff were previously rejected by the Seventh Circuit in a reversal of the district court in the other case. These were the leftover arguments, being considered after an appellate smackdown. So Judge Conley (yes, an Obama-appointed judge) wasn't operating without all that in mind.
Is it possible that a someday federal court might find that an emanation from a penumbra of the First Amendment implies that one not only has the right to speak, but also the right to an audience?For surely, the right to speak is meaningless if no one is listening, and therefore...
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