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Federal appeals court upholds Wisconsin union limits

6:17 PM, Jan. 18, 2013
Scott Walker
Scott Walker
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A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights, a victory for Republicans and a decision that runs contrary to one issued last year in state court.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago found the law is constitutional and its ban on the automatic deduction of union dues is acceptable. In September, a state circuit court judge said the law was unconstitutional as it applied to school and local government workers.

Republican supporters of the law, including Walker, ...

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