Wisconsin judge: No further implementation of union law

A county judge in Wisconsin on Tuesday ruled there should be no further implementation of the state's controversial union law.

Judge Maryann Summi said that her previous restraining order blocking the law was clear that the law should not be put into effect, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The decision came in response to a state agency's decision to publish the law last Friday, which would put the law into effect. The agency was not specifically included in her previous restraining order, but Summi said "that language was either misunderstood or ignored."

Summi put the GOP-backed law on hold earlier this month after Democrats filed a lawsuit accusing Republicans of violating the law during its passage.

Tuesday's ruling delivers another blow to GOP Gov. Scott Walker, who earned a major victory over Democrats by passing the law but who has faced backlash among union leaders claiming the law is an "assault" on the labor movement. 

Republicans again disagreed with the ruling.

The law will be on ice until at least Friday, when Summi will hear more arguments in the case. She could then allow the state to implement the law or delay it further.