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Judge Sumi Inserts Herself Again

Defying the direction of the Department of Justice, Jude Maryann Sumi strikes again ruling today that the collective bargaining law is not in effect. On Tuesday she stuck to her original order barring Secretary of State Doug LaFollette from publishing the law, which was ultimately published by the Legislative Reference Bureau. The Legislative Reference Bureau […]

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If Jeff Stone=Scott Walker, What About Chris Abele?

Today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s ever popular Politifact rated Milwaukee County Executive candidate Chris Abele’s claim that opponent Jeff Stone equals Scott Walker as “mostly true.” Politifact seems to do their homework on this one finding the similarities in Walker and Stone’s voting record and their differences on transit issues. But if Jeff Stone = […]

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The Five Lies of Randi Weingarten Exposed

Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) appeared on Morning Joe today in a panel discussion on education reform. As a powerful union boss, Weingarten walks a fine line, as many education reformers today see unions as the single biggest obstacle to true education reform. In her comments she revealed several […]

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Unions Threaten Boycott Of Businesses Who Do Not Declare Their Support for “Worker’s Rights”

All across Wisconsin, the Wisconsin State Employee Union is circulating a letter demanding that local businesses post a sign in their window that declares their support for “workers rights.” The repercussions of failing to comply with the WSEU is the addition of that business to a boycott list. After not complying with the union demands, […]

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Get To Know The Greater Wisconsin Committee

Recently, the Greater Wisconsin Committee has taken the lead in attacking Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser in the run-up to the April 5 election. Despite being a 12-year incumbent on the court, Justice Prosser is being tied to the policies of Governor Scott Walker on an attack website called www.prosserequalswalker.com. Greater Wisconsin has run […]

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Judge Sumi Strikes Again

Judge Maryann Sumi, the judge who should have recused herself in the budget repair bill decision, is continuing to cause controversy.  Today she started hearing testimony in the lawsuit over the budget repair bill, in spite of the fact that the Department of Justice believes the court has no jurisdiction in the matter. In addition […]

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Chief Justice Abrahamson’s Stormy History on the Court

  In the last week the media focused attention on a heated conversation between Justice David Prosser and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson that happened in a private meeting of the justices. The media has focused on this sideshow in a last ditch attempt to derail the campaign of incumbent David Prosser. However, the media is […]

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Abuse Victim Touted in Ad Against Prosser, Supports Prosser

The Greater Wisconsin Committee released an attack ad on Justice David Prosser for his decision in 1979 to not prosecute priest John Patrick Feeney for abuse.  Troy J. Merryfield, one of the victim’s of former priest John Patrick Feeney is featured in the ad.  Now Merryfield has released a letter that calls for JoAnne Kloppenburg […]

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