Judge Blocks Walker’s Attempt To Limit Protesters

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s attempts to limit the First Amendment rights of those protesting his union-busting “budget repair” bill by blocking or limiting access to the Capitol were slapped back as Dane County Judge Daniel R. Moeser granted the three unions’ requests for a temporary restraining order.  The order guarantees the public has access to the state Capitol building during business hours and while hearings and other state business are being heard.

At the same time Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney said that when the Department of Administration announced its decision to block access to the Capitol he pulled his deputies from that duty because it is not their job to act as “palace guard.”

Ouch.

There’s expected to be a large crowd today as Gov. Walker is scheduled to give his budget address at 4 pm in the Assembly chamber.

For more on the events in Madison, click here.

photo courtesy of marctasman via Flickr

68 comments

Shirley P
Shirley Pabout a month ago

SCOTT WALKER IS ONE OF THE WORST CORRUPTED HUMANS TO EVER BE IN GOVERNMENT,!!!!!! HE WAS VOTED OUT, KEEP HIM OUT 1000%!!!!!!

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Lisa M
Lisa Mabout a month ago

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Lisa M
Lisa Mabout a month ago

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Lisa Mabout a month ago

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Lisa M
Lisa Mabout a month ago

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Richard B
Past Member about a month ago

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hELEN h
hELEN habout a month ago

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Clare O
Clare O'Bearaabout a month ago

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Peggy B
Peggy Babout a month ago

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Hillary B.
Hillary G. B7 years ago

Patricia S: So what exactly is it that gives you such remarkable ability to ignore the ramifications of simplistic solutions? Wow, you are entitled to your opinion, but as is as shallow and uneducated as they come, could you keep it to yourself? You certainly don't speak for the USA. You speak for the ignorant.

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