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Judge Juan B. Colas

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ane County Court Judge Juan B. ...
badgerherald.com, 1 Oct 2012 [cached]
ane County Court Judge Juan B. Colas suspended the law on the basis that it violates both… Read more >
Dane County Circuit Judge Juan ...
www.kare11.com, 28 Sept 2012 [cached]
Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled earlier this month the law violates teachers and local government workers' free speech, free association and equal protection rights.
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DOJ attorneys filed documents with Colas on Friday reiterating the request.
Colas' ruling draws enraged ...
www.rivertowns.net, 29 Sept 2012 [cached]
Colas' ruling draws enraged responses; Letters, calls berate judge
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Dane County Judge Juan Colas
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Dane County Judge Juan Colas
Talk about it
A Dane County judge who struck down parts of Act 10, the state's law weakening collective bargaining for some public workers, has drawn a spate of letters and phone messages expressing outrage in colorful, at times vitriolic language.
"You are no more than a cheap political hack for the Marxist Democratic Party," declares one email sent to Circuit Court Judge Juan B. Colas by someone using a fake name. He called the judge "some damned liberal activist kangaroo jurist that substitutes his own petty biases and opinions for the rule of law."
This was among eight critical and two positive emails or letters to the judge since his Sept. 14 ruling. The writer, who uses the closing "With Utter Contempt," pegs Colas as racist for belonging to the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, labels him a thug and suggests that he move to a Banana Republic, like "Columbia" (sic). Colas was born in Colombia but has lived in Madison most of his life.
Colas' ethnicity was also cited by a letter writer who noted his distinction as Dane County's first Hispanic judge, saying he'll "be know (sic) as the 'first Hispanic judge' to send the state of Wisconsin down the toilet. That letter also asserted: "I hope your ruling holds!! Then when the state goes broke and they layoff (sic) firefighters, houses will burn to the ground."
Another missive calls Colas' 27-page ruling "DISGUSTING, DESPICABLE, REPREHENSIBLE. An email from real estate agent Ed Konz in Sheboygan states, "Not sure who you think you are. I believe you should resign at once, you are a disgrace Sir to our Court system."
"I felt very strongly about it," said Konz, confirming that he sent the email.
And a signed letter from Marilyn Grainger of Waukesha chides Colas for being unable "to separate your own liberal views from what is not only best for the state but legal.
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Scott Walker, who labeled Colas a "liberal activist judge.
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The state Justice Department is challenging Colas' ruling.
Callers also weighed in
Besides the written correspondence, he has received a dozen critical and five positive office voicemail messages. Colas was called "a low-life scum" and given "the stupid ass of the week award."
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Colas declined to comment.
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Colas, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, was appointed to the bench in 2008 by Democratic Gov.
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Records show that Colas has given $275 to state political candidates since late 2008: $75 to Waukesha County Judge Kathryn Stilling in 2011, who lost, and $200 to Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson in 2008, before her most recent election.
Judge Juan B Colas of Dane ...
www.msmagazine.com, 17 Sept 2012 [cached]
Judge Juan B Colas of Dane County Circuit Court ruled late Friday on a 2011 anti-public-employee-union Wisconsin law, ruling most of it unconstitutional.
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9/17/2012 WI Judge Strikes Down Anti-Union Law - Judge Juan B Colas of Dane County Circuit Court ruled late Friday on a 2011 anti-public-employee-union Wisconsin law, ruling most of it unconstitutional. . . .
In a statement issued after the ...
www.kansascity.com, 15 Sept 2012 [cached]
In a statement issued after the ruling, Walker criticized Colas as a "liberal activist judge."

Meanwhile, the governor's appeal is likely to end up before the conservative-dominated Wisconsin Supreme Court.

In a 27-page ruling, Colas said the law violates the state and federal constitutions.

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FILE - In this June 25, 2012 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Chicago. A Wisconsin judge struck down Walker's law ending most collective bargaining for public workers. Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, that the law violates both the state and U.S. Constitution and is null and void.
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Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, that the law violates both the state and U.S. Constitution and is null and void.
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The judge who overturned the law, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas, was appointed to the bench by Walker's predecessor, former Democratic Gov.
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In a statement issued after the ruling, Walker criticized Colas as a "liberal activist judge."
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In a 27-page ruling, Colas said the law violates the state and federal constitutions. He wrote that sections "single out and encumber the rights of those employees who choose union membership and representation solely because of that association and therefore infringe upon the rights of free speech and association guaranteed by both the Wisconsin and United States Constitutions."
Colas also said the law violates the equal protection clause by creating separate classes of workers who are treated differently and unequally.
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