Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Law “Published” in Spite of Court Injunction
George Orwell and Franz Kafka are alive and well and living in Wisconsin. Together with Abbott and Costello (“Who’s On First?”), maybe they could figure out what the fuck this article means.
OK — Previously on America versus the Koch Brothers:
Wisconsin’s “Destroy All Unions” legislation was passed by the legislature and signed by Scott Walker. Then the law was blocked by a judge because of the slippery — possibly illegal — tactics used in passing the law.
So far — clear and understandable. Then it turns into a script that Lewis Carroll couldn’t have thought of:
The Castrate-All-Unions law has now been published by the “nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau.” The fact that the law has been “published” means it can take effect — probably tomorrow.
So here’s what we have: Wisconsin’s Secretary of State cannot publish this new law because of the court injunction. But the Legislative Reference Bureau is required to publish every new law within ten days of being signed by the governor.
And the fact that the law has been “published” means the law can take effect tomorrow.
So what the fuck do we have judges for? Courts? Anyone???
Lewis Black should do one of his screaming hair-pulling rants about this.