"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
I suppose I was hoping too much to expect Walker to argue on the merits. Perhaps they could have argued strict scrutiny wasn't appropriate. They could have argued that the objection over home rule that has been brought up since the legislation was proposed was somehow invalid. They could have argued that the restriction of payroll deductions to no other group except a person's union was not actually targeting the person's union. They could have argued that creating a two tier system that restricted wage increases only for union members was not a restriction targeting union members. But they didn't. They just claimed a liberal, Dane county judge imposed their judgment absent a consideration of the law and facts. They will get away with it, because the arbitrators in the media won't actually arbitrate the claims. Any Republican who dares to claim that Walker acted without due consideration of law will be dismissed as a RINO.
I suppose in the end Walker will win on appeal or in the Supreme Court, but it is fun watching him wet his pants on this. And did you ever notice that when they lose in court it's always an "activist judge"? Maybe Caesar will think twice before ruling by fiat in the future.
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