- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Lawyers for the Madison School District and the teachers union want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the validity of recently agreed-upon labor contracts.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Thursday (https://tiny.cc/lx3gnx ) that the district and Madison Teachers Inc. asked that the lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty on behalf of conservative blogger David Blaska be dismissed.

The attorneys argue that Blaska has no standing to raise the issues related to union dues and fair share payments because he is not a district employee.

Blaska’s attorney Rick Esenberg says in an email that Blaska has standing as a taxpayer to challenge what he claims is an unlawful expenditure of tax dollars.

The lawsuit challenges contracts made with teachers for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj

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