“Unlawful, Unenforceable”: Court Tosses State’s Stay-At-Home Order

Officer Emanuel Brown with the Directorate of Emergency Services Police Department reviews a motorist’s ID and asks screening questions April 3, 2020, at Fort McCoy, Wis.

May 13, 2020

CNN – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned the state’s stay-at-home order, ruling the order “unlawful” and “unenforceable.”

The court ruled that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration overstepped its authority when state Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm issued an extension of the order to May 26.

The lawsuit was filed by the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature against Palm and other health officials, who recently extended the state’s “Safer at Home” emergency order.

At the same time as the extension, the state loosened some restrictions on certain businesses, including golf courses, public libraries, and arts and crafts stores … Read more. 

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