Judge Who Blocked Wisconsin Union Law Has Union Activist Son

The judge who blocked an anti-union law passed by Wisconsin’s state legislature has a union activist son.

Jake Sinderbrand, son of Judge Maryann Sumi and her apparent husband Carl Sinderbrand, has worked for the AFL-CIO and SEIU.

He has developed his professional political experience serving as a lead field manager with the AFL-CIO and as data manager for the SEIU State Council through the 2008 election cycle.

That’s from his profile at the appropriately-named Left Field Strategies.

Sinderbrand also has a Facebook page. His profile picture there is a parody image of Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) with the words “DOPE” as a caption. His wall consists mostly of pro-union shilling and anti-Republican attacks. He calls Walker stupid, slams the Tea Party, refers to Republicans as “fuckers”, and counts down the days until Walker is “recalled”.

Perhaps this provides a bit of context for his mother’s decision to block the law. Wisconsin Republicans insist they followed procedure when following the law, and in fact consulted parliamentarians and lawyers before voting. Sumi went and blocked the law, insisting they pass it again — now that the fleebaggers have returned — before she considers letting it stand.

Sumi has a clear conflict of interest. The national media should be inquiring as to whether she’s really in a position to be blocking laws her closest family members clearly despise and want thrown out for political and economic interests.