Wisconsin’s collective bargaining law has been struck down by the courts in the state. The law was signed by Governor Scott Walker, which made him a conservative star and target for recall. However, the recall attempt failed, leading to a several-minute standing ovation at the Republican National Convention. The state plans to appeal. Governor Scott Walker accused the judge of judicial activism in his statement. Finally, the judge ruled the law was unconstitutional by the Wisconsin and U.S. Constitutions, limiting a person’s right to bargain collectively. The unions argue the law also impedes on the right to free speech.
When the bill was being fought over, both sides in the debate sent money and volunteers into the state. The Capital building began getting filled with union members, as Democrats tried fleeing to prevent a vote.