MADISON (WKOW) -- Large portions of Governor Walker's contentious collective bargaining law is under attack by the state Department of Justice, who has filed another round of briefs encouraging a judge to stand ground on a ruling passed earlier this month.
Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled the law violates teachers and local government workers' free association, free speech and equal protection rights, as well as stripping most public workers of nearly all their union rights.
Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked for a stay while he appeals.
DOJ attorneys reiterated the request with Colas on Friday, and argued the law doesn't prohibit public workers from speaking freely or associating with each other. They added Colas' decision has created confusion among municipal employers.
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