Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi (.pdf; 2 pgs):
[B]ased on the briefs of counsel, the uncontroverted testimony, and the evidence received at the March 29, 2011 evidentiary hearing, it is hereby DECLARED that 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 has not been published within the meaning of Wis. Stats. §§ 991.11, 35.095(1)(b) and 35.095(3)(b), and is therefore not in effect.Exactly right.
I'm telling you, this can only get worse for Fitz Van Walker — Political. Disaster. Entirely self-inflicted. Any sanctions pale by comparison.
I also guarantee you that both conservative judicial heroes Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas would affirm Judge Sumi in a heartbeat.
And next, conservative Republicans may lose control of the Supreme Court that cost them several millions of dollars only three years ago.
Fitz Van Walker, LLC could very well be persona non grata even at the next Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce kaffeeklatsch.