Judge Blocks New Wisconsin Union Law

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A Wisconsin Judge ordered that the state's new collective bargaining law be put on hold until the end of this month.

Dane County District Judge Maryann Sumi issued a temporary restraining order Friday, blocking the law from taking effect until after March 28

The legislation, which cuts collective bargaining rights for state employees, was signed into law last week by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

He said the law will help in decreasing the state's $137 million state budget shortfall.

Friday's ruling came as a result of a lawsuit filed by the state's attorney general claiming legislative rules were broken in passing the law.

Thousands of protestors returned to the capitol following the ruling, once again causing some Democrats to flee the state.

The judge's decision is a setback for Walker.

"This legislation is still working through the legal process," the governor's office said in a statement. "We are confident the provisions of the budget repair bill will become law in the near future."

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