Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 10, 2014, 8:42 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Judge Markson Declares Administrative Code Unconstitutional, Dismisses Charges
Defendants Michael Crute and John Bell, among others, had challenged the constitutionality of the emergency rules, arguing their First Amendment rights under the WI and US Constitutions were violated. Markson agreed in a written decision issued today.
Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Rebecca Weise had argued the cases should proceed.
Markson’s ruling could set precedent that would lead to the dismissal of ~300 charges issued under Administrative Code 2.14(2)(vm)(5) for “unlawful assembly” last summer.
Michael Crute and his attorney Jeff Scott Olson issued a press release. “This is Scott Walker’s ‘Bridge-Gate’,” said Michael Crute.