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Wisconsin union law published despite court order



MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin law taking away collective bargaining rights that a court had ordered not to be published by the secretary of state has been published instead by the Legislative Reference Bureau.


The action was noted on the Legislature's home page Friday. It's not immediately clear whether the publication has the force of law. But if legally published, the law takes effect Saturday.

A judge last week issued a temporary restraining order blocking Secretary of State Doug La Follette from publishing the law.

But the Reference Bureau says it's required to publish every new law within 10 working days after it's signed by the governor.

Gov. Scott Walker signed the collective bargaining measure March 11.

Walker's office says the administration will carry out the law as required.

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