Courtesy the wing-nuts at Wisconsin Club For Growth, and local medium wave jackanapes Charlie Sykes's* "Hot Read"** this morning:
Last week, former Dane County Executive Jonathan Barry said Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi's presumption of authority to block the [Fitz Van Walker union-busting] legislation is "so egregiously wrong on the face of it that one has to conclude it's political." A prominent member of the Assembly in the 1980's, when Wisconsin's Open Meetings Law was revised, Barry noted there has been no violation because the Legislature created the exemptions that allow it to operate precisely as it did last month.Presumably Jonathan Barry — who is not a lawyer but a farmer — is referring to Wis. Stat. § 19.87(2), which purports to resolve conflicts between the statutes and the legislature's internal rules of operation, but we've been over all of this ages ago and there is no conflict. The rule(s) alleged to be in conflict refer(s) only to the manner of the meeting notice whereas the statute alleged to be in conflict with the rule(s) refer(s) to the time of the meeting notice. In fact not only are the provisions not in conflict, they are necessarily complementary.
Or complimentary, as the Justice Prosser campaign would say.
Let's try to keep up, wing-nuts.
* Journal Communications, Inc.'s top marquee "personality."
Do they have any Journal-istic standards over there, or what?
** As in, steaming hot pile.