Now, Gov. Walker can breathe easy because the Supreme Court of Wisconsin tossed out the ruling of the liberal judge had interfered with the legislature. The law rises from it's deathbed and will now move forward so Wisconsin can hopefully rise from it's economic woes.
The real story here is not the law, but the ruling by Maryanne Sumi, the circuit court judge who ruled in favor of the lawsuit. Sumi overstepped her authority of interpreting law into usurping legislative power. Wall Street Journal quotes the justice's brief:
“One of the courts that we are charged with supervising has usurped the legislative power which the Wisconsin Constitution grants exclusively to the legislature.”Since the lawsuit's only relevant claim was that there wasn't sufficient lead time given to those Democrats who had fled the state for the purpose of missing the legislature vote, it doesn't take the deductive reasoning power of Sherlock Holmes to understand it was all a ruse.
Amazingly, this juxtaposing of power has been going on for decades, only now the veil has been torn in two. If only we the people could trust the executive branch to NOT overstep authority into the legislative branch, and trust the judicial branch NOT to overstep into the legislative branch. It is checks and balances at the best, and is precisely why our forefathers designed our government this way.
Kudos to the four judges in the Wisconsin Supreme Court for recognizing authority struggles for what they are, and for calling attention to clear lines between the powers that be.
Question: Have you notice an article that draws distinction between the governing bodies, and that points to infractions of authority?