Scott Walker Backs Down, Won't Enact Union Law

Aide says he'll reluctantly comply with judge's ruling
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2011 12:14 PM CDT
In this Feb. 17, 2011, file photo Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis.   (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)
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(Newser) – Looks like Scott Walker won't be implementing his anti-union law against court orders after all. Judge Maryann Sumi issued a ruling today stating that the law had not taken effect, and a top aide to the governor tells the AP that he will reluctantly comply with it. The ruling comes after Walker's administration ignored Sumi's restraining order against implementing the law, arguing that it didn't apply to them because they weren't named in the lawsuit. (Read more Scott Walker stories.)

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