For the second time in less than two weeks, a Dane County judge Tuesday issued an order blocking the implementation of Gov. Scott Walker's plan to curb collective bargaining for public workers.
...She warned that those who violate her order could face court sanctions.
Meantime, in the real world, the AG had a pertinent comment:"We don't believe that the court can enjoin non-parties. Whether the Department of Administration or other state officers choose to comply with any direction issued by Judge Sumi is up to them."
A Marquette lawprof says he thinks that the Judge-Ette is unhappy with the State for implementing a law duly passed, signed, and published--just like the State law requires.
No kidding. On TV she looked like she was in serious need--waaaaayyyyy overdue serious need--of a good old-fashioned enema.
More than that, she needs a dictionary in which to look up "Separation of Powers."
ADDENDUM: And now for a word from someone with whom I FREQUENTLY disagree, Recess:
A court - any court - deciding that it has the power of administrative review over the working processes of its co-equal partners is a very dangerous step that effectively elevates the judiciary above the other two branches of government.
I'll go with prunes instead of the enema--same cause, though. The Judge-Ette's widdlebiddy ego was smacked, appropriately.