ROGUE JUDGE: PART II
How awful was judge Sumi's ruling, striking down the collective bargaining law? The DOJ wants the Supreme Court to count the ways:
Color the Wisconsin Department of Justice less than impressed with Maryann Sumi. According to a brief filed today with the state Supreme Court, Judge Sumi made so many errors in her ruling that threw out the PEU reform passed by the state legislature that it amounts to “a fundamental denial of due process”:
The WDoJ had already filed an appeal with the Supreme Court based on earlier actions by Sumi, but this is the first request to throw out the ruling published yesterday. Among the grounds for reversal listed: Sumi never held a hearing on whether a violation of the open-meetings law was sufficient to overturn law passed by the full legislature, as well as a violation of legislative immunity during the session.