The Secretary of State, Doug La Follette has been ordered by Judge Maryann Sumi of Dane County Circuit Court in Madison not to publish the law until hearings on it's legality are held. the same order blocked any further implementation of the law, which by implication could be construed as blocking the publishing of it legislatively in spite of a normal ten day printing rule.
Public employee union leader Marty Bell said of the Governor and the President of the State Senate,"They're drunk with some kind of power or misconception of reality." The primary issue on the legality of the law is that the Wisconsin Open Meetings Law requires 24 hours notice before a vote on a bill occurs, while only ten minutes notice was given, and requires the chamber to be open to the public, while in fact the doors of the building were sealed and police kept the public out. If Wisconsin State government goes ahead with implementing the law tomorrow the stage is set for a head on confrontation with the judicial branch of government, and for another round of protests. The protests had already grown to over 85,000