And this is kind of tough for me to figure. Here's Van Hollen's rationale:
"We asked for a stay because of our concern that municipal employers and others would misconstrue Judge Colas' order as something that would prevent them from following Act 10," Van Hollen said in the release. "While the Court of Appeals denied our motion for a stay, it also was very clear that Judge Colas' order does not have statewide application and does not apply to any non-parties."
Actually, that's not clear to everyone and school districts and municipalities around the state are considering ignoring Act 10 and returning to previous relationship with public employee unions. It hasn't happened yet, but the longer this case lingers, the more likely that possibility is.
Ultimately this case will be decided on its merits before the State Supreme Court, which makes the April 2nd election between incumbent conservative Justice Pat Roggensack and liberal Ed Fallone so critical.