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Wisconsin Supreme Court hands Gov. Walker a victory on labor law
Wisconsin Supreme Court hands Gov. Walker a victory on labor law

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s tough law that hobbled collective bargaining rights for most public employees, a decision that buoys the reelection campaign of Gov. Scott Walker, who used the law to climb to national political prominence. Walker, embroiled in what the polls say is a close reelection bid, proposed reducing the collective bargain rights as part of an economic reform movement to bring government finances back under control. The effort led to weeks of noisy demonstrations at the Capitol in 2011, the flight of Democratic lawmakers to Illinois in the hope of blocking legislation by denying needed quorums and eventually a...

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