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Judge strikes down Wisconsin's anti-union law
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker strides onstage to make his acceptance speech after winning the gubernatorial recall election: Walker's win demonstrates just how important swing voters are.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker strides onstage to make his acceptance speech after winning the gubernatorial recall election: Walker's win demonstrates just how important swing voters are.
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n Friday, Wisconsin judge Juan Colas struck down a controversial state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker (pictured) that had effectively ended collective bargaining for public employees, ruling that the law violated both the state and U.S. Constitution. In February 2011, the law led to a wave of protests and a heated public showdown between a group of Democratic senators and Gov. Walker before eventually passing in the Republican-controlled Legislature. The controversy subsequently triggered a recall election, which Walker ultimately survived. Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said he is confident Judge Colas' decision will be overturned on appeal.

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