Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Evers’ ‘Safer at Home order

By a 4-3 majority, the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ “Safer at Home” order, finding that it is unlawful, invalid and unenforceable.

The ‘Safer at Home’ order was an attempt to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the state and keep the health care system from becoming overwhelmed by a potential surge in patients. Several businesses were deemed “essential” by the order and allowed to maintain full or partial operations, but the order also had the affect of shutting down much of the state’s economy, resulting in significant job losses since it was put in place by Evers in late March. Evers had recently eased some of the restrictions of “Safer at Home,” which was set to expire on May 26.

The action by the state Supreme Court means all businesses in the state can for now resume normal operations, although local governments may attempt to put their own restrictions in place...

...Republican lawmakers, who brought the legal challenge, had asked the court to issue a temporary injection against the order but then stay the injunction for at least six days. But the majority rejected that option, adding that more than two weeks had passed since the case started. Therefore, “Safer at Home” is immediately struck down by the court...

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Ken Notes: When I was a Debater in college, we used to joke about needing to, "Lay the bodies on the table" to justify a plan of action. I never thought that would be an actual political reality, because I never thought our politicians on both sides of the isle could become so detached from the actual public they represent.

I was once proud to call myself a politician (although I preferred public servant), now I have no party, no faith in my representatives, and a fear that the pendulum is now swinging so fast that we may never be able to restore balance. If there is an upside to any of this, I suggested that rather than throw WEDC out, we reshape the organization into a true advocate for business and jobs in Wisconsin and they have clearly moved in that direction. Keep reading...

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