Attorney General Brad Schimel has filed a motion with Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Foust seeking a stay of Foust’s final order enjoining portions of 2015 Wisconsin Act 1, the right-to-work law. The Republican attorney general has also filed a notice of appeal in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District III.
“I’ve asked Judge Foust to stay his order to ensure that the right-to-work law remains in effect on appeal,” said Schimel. “Given that 25 others states have right-to-work laws and none of those have been declared unconstitutional, I am confident Wisconsin’s law will be upheld. Therefore, it’s imperative that Wisconsin’s right-to-work law remain in effect while on appeal.”
Judge Foust issued a decision on Friday, April 8 in which he declared that Wisconsin’s right-to-work law constituted an unlawful taking of the unions’ property without just compensation. A week later, Foust issued a final order in which he enjoined certain parts of the law.