MADISON- Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following the news this afternoon that Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi issued an order blocking further implementation of the budget repair bill.

 “Judge Sumi’s order is a clear rebuke of the lawless reign of Scott Walker. He and his Republican lapdogs have behaved as laws unto themselves in their union-busting state-rending power grab. At the end of the day, the law will prevail and the Constitution will endure against all the insult this crew has committed to the rule of law.”