Judge Orders Wis. Capitol to Allow Protesters In

by Katrina Trinko

From Reuters:

Wisconsin officials said Tuesday they would not ease entry restrictions at the Capitol Building in Madison after a judge ordered there be public access during business hours. …

The state agency that operates the Capitol building said it was already in compliance with the judge’s order.

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Moeser ordered state officials on Tuesday to open access. Moeser’s order was granted without a hearing and specified it would stand until the trial court is able to schedule a hearing on the matter.

A hearing on the restraining order sought by the Wisconsin State Employees Union is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Access to the building was tightened earlier this week and remained restricted at midday on Tuesday with law enforcement officers escorting people to hearing rooms and to other offices.

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