MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Union attorneys have asked a Madison judge to let stand a ruling that Republican Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining changes are unconstitutional.
Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas' ruling earlier this month came as part of a lawsuit a Madison teacher union and a Milwaukee city workers union filed challenging the law.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked Colas to stay the ruling pending an appeal. The unions' attorneys filed a brief Wednesday asking Colas to refuse.
They contend Van Hollen hasn't shown he could win an appeal or how allowing the ruling to stand would hurt the state. They als maintain Colas correctly ruled the law violates union members' free speech, association and equal protection rights.
Van Hollen has until Friday to reply.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.