Dane Co. DA says Judge Sumi's block was issued correctly
MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne says it would be too early for an appeals court to review whether or not an emergency order blocking publication of the state's new collective bargaining law was issued correctly.
Ozanne accused Republican lawmakers of violating the state's open meetings law during debate on the plan. Judge Maryann Sumi issued the emergency order March 18th, blocking the law's publication.
The state Justice Department contends Sumi meddled in the Legislature's affairs and wants permission to appeal, but Ozanne says its premature. Ozanne says Sumi has set a full hearing for next week on the order and nothing suggests she issued it recklessly.
A number of unions, including the state's largest teachers union, filed a request Wednesday to join the lawsuit.
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