Circuit Judge strikes down Wis. collective bargaining law

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The controversial Wisconsin law signed by Gov. Scott Walker that dealt with collective bargaining rights for state employees was struck down by Dane County Judge MaryAnn Sumi, reports the Wisconsin State Journal. The law is effectively dead until the Wisconsin Supreme Court decides on it or if the Legislat... More

Corporate Politics after Citizens United

As you’ve probably heard by now, yesterday in a 5-4 decision the US Supreme Court struck down large portions of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill. The NYT in an editorial today is not pleased, so much so they bring up the “injustice” of Bush v. Gore They write: With a single, disastrous 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has thrust politics back to the robber-baron era of t... More

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