MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin federal judge on March 30 struck down two provisions of a controversial state law that strips away most collective bargaining rights for nonpublic safety public employees, finding that the provisions violate the equal protection clause and First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (Wisconsin Education Association Council, et al. v. Scott Walker, et al., No. 3:11-cv-00428, W.D. Wis.). Subscribers may view the opinion and order in the full update.