Wisconsin supreme court strikes down governor’s stay-at-home order

Posted by on May 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Justices say Tony Evers lacked authority to extend order through May in ruling that reopens state

Wisconsin’s supreme court struck down the state’s stay-at-home order on Thursday, ruling that Governor Tony Evers overstepped his authority by extending the order through the end of May.

The ruling 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!”

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