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Wisconsin Judge Declares State’s Right-to-Work Law Unconstitutional

A Wisconsin county judge has ruled a state right-to-work law violates labor unions’ legal entitlement to money earned by public workers. The lawsuit was filed by labor unions looking to overturn Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, which was signed by Gov. Scott Walker (R) in March 2015. In his April decision, Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Foust, appointed to the court by Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) in 1997, said the state’s prohibition against compulsory membership in labor unions could...

Missouri County Judge Overturns Policing for Profit Reforms

A Missouri county judge overturned a state law passed in 2015 placing restrictions on the proportion of revenue city and county governments can collect from traffic enforcement and capping the total amount of fines and penalties charged to taxpayers for traffic violations. In April, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled in favor of several city governments in St. Louis County suing the state. Lawyers representing the city governments argued the legislation unfairly targeted their cities...

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