Wisconsin: Democrat Governor Tony Evers Angry After State Supreme Court Tosses Stay-At-Home Order

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Mainstream media is ignoring the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that struck down Democrat Governor Tony Evers‘ Covid-19 stay-at-home order, stating that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended it for another month without consulting legislators.  The 4-3 ruling essentially reopens the state, lifting caps on the size of gatherings, allowing people to travel as they please and allowing shuttered businesses to reopen, including bars and restaurants. Governor Evers’ executive order is a recommendation, not a law, and it will not be enforced. He beseeched citizens to cancel happy hours, dinner parties, sleepovers and playdates, and offer to hang out online instead. He said that Republican legislators will own the chaos that he says will be caused by people to getting sick.

The decision kept language that had closed schools, however, local governments that include 72 counties can still impose their own health restrictions. In Dane County, officials quickly imposed a mandate incorporating most of the statewide order. City health officials in Milwaukee said a stay-at-home order they enacted in late March remains in effect.

Though Evers does not have a way to appeal the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling, he is moving ahead with plans to address the coronavirus pandemic in some form of emergency rule.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers‘ coronavirus stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended it for another month without consulting legislators.

The 4-3 ruling essentially reopens the state, lifting caps on the size of gatherings, allowing people to travel as they please and allowing shuttered businesses to reopen, including bars and restaurants. The Tavern League of Wisconsin swiftly posted the news on its website, telling members, “You can OPEN IMMEDIATELY!”

The decision let stand language that had closed schools, however, and local governments can still impose their own health restrictions. In Dane County, home to the capital of Madison, officials quickly imposed a mandate incorporating most of the statewide order. City health officials in Milwaukee said a stay-at-home order they enacted in late March remains in effect.

Evers reacted angrily in a conference call Wednesday night, saying the state has been doing well in the fight against the coronavirus. He predicted the court ruling will lead more counties to adopt their own restrictions, leading to a confusing patchwork of ordinances that will allow infection to spread.

“Today, Republican legislators convinced four members of the state Supreme Court to throw the state into chaos,” Evers said. “They have provided no plan. There’s no question among anybody that people are going to get sick. Republicans own that chaos.”

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15 days ago
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Philip Johnson
15 days ago

Good for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. All state supreme courts ought to make the same ruling against their chief executives who act as similar tyrants and lawmakers. Meanwhile legislatures need to enact legislation that prevents these wannabe dictators from being able to extend by their own fiat the emergency powers given them.

Of course, unfortunately, local governments can do their own thing. But citizens can better challenge local governments that state governments. If the citizenry are brainwashed and in a stupor of fear, however, the local governments will get away with it.