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  La Follette asks court to withdraw appeal of injunction against collective bargaining bill
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Last EditedCOSDem  Apr 06, 2011 10:45pm
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News DateThursday, April 7, 2011 04:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSecretary of State Doug La Follette is asking the state Supreme Court to withdraw his appeal of a judge's order barring him from publishing Gov. Scott Walker's bill curbing most public sector collective bargaining, telling the court that he never asked for the appeal.

In a document filed with the high court on Wednesday, La Follette's lawyer, Roger Sage, wrote that there was a conflict of interest between La Follette and the state attorney general's office, which was representing La Follette, when the AG's office sought to appeal a March 18 order by Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi that stopped La Follette from publishing Walker's union law.

On Friday Sumi broadened the order to bar any implementation of the union law until an open meetings complaint brought by Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne gets a full hearing and certain legal questions are researched and answered.

A decision on a longer-term injunction could take as long as two months.
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