MADISON, Wis. (WSAU) - Last Friday, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen submitted emergency motions to both the State Appeals Court and the State Supreme Court, seeking a stay of Judge Juan Colas’ ruling related to Act 10.
Colas found two state officials in contempt for proceeding with preparations to have annual union recertification votes. Colas had earlier this year ruled part of Act 10 unconstitutional. Other courts have ruled otherwise. Van Hollen asked the two courts to block Colas’ ruling since the Appeals Court and the Supreme Court were both about to take up the Madison Teachers vs. Scott Walker case anyway.
The Supreme Court in a written release Tuesday said they do not normally address such matters until after the Appeals Court has issued its decision... and that they will take no action on the motion until after the Appeals Court has ruled on this issue.