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Wisconsin Union Limits Backed by Walker Upheld by U.S. Court

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s 2011 legislation curbing the collective bargaining rights of some public unions and not others was upheld in its entirety by a federal appeals court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago today reversed a lower-court ruling that portions of the law were unconstitutional. The legislation sparked protests outside the state’s Capitol and a recall election in June, in which Walker, a Republican, defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, his Democratic challenger.