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Maryann Sumi

Mar 22, 2011

DA: Judge rightfully blocked union law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor says a judge properly blocked publication of a contentious new collective bargaining law. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has accused Republican lawmakers of violating the state’s open meetings law during debate on the proposal. Judge Maryann Sumi on Friday issued an emergency order halting publication of the […]

Mar 21, 2011

DOJ files to appeal union law order (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press The Republican-controlled state Assembly passed the bill the next day and Walker signed it on March 11. Ozanne’s lawsuit contends Republicans didn’t give the proper 24-hour public notice that the committee planned to meet, violating Wisconsin’s open meetings law. Sumi said that’s a crucial point as she justified the emergency […]

Mar 18, 2011

Judge blocks collective bargaining law (UPDATE)

By JASON SMATHERS and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote again to pass the bill. Lawmakers had approved Gov. Scott Walker’s measure last week, breaking […]

Mar 17, 2011

Judge to decide emergency block on union law (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge plans to decide Friday whether to block the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect. Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi on Thursday set aside nearly five hours for a hearing Friday morning and indicated she was willing to go beyond […]

Mar 15, 2011

Judge pushes back hearing on union bill suit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge says no one should expect a quick ruling in a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s contentious collective bargaining law. Secretary of State Doug La Follette said he plans to publish the law on March 25. But Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, a Democrat, has filed a lawsuit to block publication and […]

Mar 2, 2011

Teen sentenced in fatal wrong way crash

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison-area teenager has been sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison for driving drunk in the wrong highway lane and causing a crash that killed a woman and seriously injured her boyfriend. Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi said 18-year-old Nathan Zander made a series of bad decisions that led to the […]


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