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Law enforcement union sues over Walker's law


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association (WLEA) has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state law that restricts collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

The suit makes similar arguments as a lawsuit brought by Madison teachers and Milwaukee city workers. A judge in that case overturned major portions of the law as it pertained to school district employees and local government workers.

That ruling didn't apply to state employees, like the law enforcement officers who filed the new lawsuit Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen had no immediate comment on the latest lawsuit. Van Hollen has appealed the other ruling.

WLEA represents law enforcement agencies including the University of Wisconsin Police Department and Capitol police.

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