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Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hold off on Union Ruling

Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hold off on Union Ruling
Posted October 29th, 2013 @ 4:19pm by Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The Wisconsin Supreme Court doesn't plan to decide whether to stay a Madison judge's ruling invalidating parts of Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining restrictions for a while.

Judge Juan Colas last year struck down the restrictions as they apply to local public unions. The Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in the case on Nov. 11.

Last week Colas found state labor relations officials in contempt for enforcing the restrictions regardless of his ruling.

State attorneys want the Supreme Court to stay Colas' 2012 ruling pending appeal and the 4th District Court of Appeals to stay the contempt ruling.

The appeals court plans to rule by Monday. The Supreme Court said Tuesday it won't move before the appeals court does and will hear stay arguments on Nov. 11 as well.

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