Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Judge Slaps Gov. Walker with a Restraining Order to Prevent Closing of the Capitol to Protesters
According to an Article in the Communist Party USA News, People's World, a Judge told Governor Walker he can't keep proteters out of the capitol:
"MADISON - A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Gov. Scott Walker, which effectively reopens the Capitol to demonstrators who the governor tried to keep out today. Unable to remove the 100 who slept in last night, the governor ordered state police to keep the doors locked and allow no one else in. He was apparently trying to keep down protests that were expected to grow today as he makes a scheduled presentation in the Capitol of his detailed budget cutting proposals.
The judge ruled this morning that it was illegal for the governor and the Senate Republicans to keep the doors closed.
Long lines of workers, among them firefighters and off-duty police, waited outside when they were told they could not enter. When the court order opening the Capitol was issued they cheered and entered the building.
There will be a court hearing this afternoon, during which the judge will hear arguments in the case. The judge can, after the hearing, make the restraining order against the governor permanent or agree that the Capitol should be shut to protesters."
Posted by Mr Patch W. Adams