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Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down governor’s stay-at-home order

May 14, 2020

  The battle between authoritarian governors and people who long for simple freedoms which were once guaranteed by the Constitution is starting to heat up. There are currently hundreds of COVID-19 lawsuits making their way through the various court systems and we are starting to get some decisions and they are coming down on the side of freedom.

  First a court ruled Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker had to allow gun shops to open, and then a court ruled Kentucky’s ban on in-person church services was unconstitutional, and now the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Governor Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order. Here is more:

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 decision let stand language that had closed schools, however, and local governments can still impose their own health restrictions. 

Chief Justice Patience Roggensack wrote for the majority that health secretary Andrea Palm’s order amounted to an emergency rule that she doesn’t have the power to create on her own.

“Rule-making exists precisely to ensure that kind of controlling, subjective judgement asserted by one unelected official, Palm, is not imposed in Wisconsin,” Roggensack, part of the court’s 5-2 conservative majority, wrote.

  It will be interesting to see how the cities and towns will react to this decision because according to the article the decision will allow them to implement the same restrictions at the local level, but this is still a pretty big victory and I hope this will lead to more totalitarian State restrictions being ruled unconstitutional all across this once free nation.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2020 11:45 am

    4 to 3 is too close for comfort….. not far from going full bore authoritarian government.

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    • May 16, 2020 1:44 am

      Yep, shows how infiltrated the usurpers have gotten in all the workings of this Nation & the world. Evil people bent on fulfilling their own Utopia dream at the expense of others (including their own).

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      • May 16, 2020 4:41 am

        It’s been going on for years and the lower court system is not something we really think about that often so it shows us how important state elections are.

        Liked by 1 person

      • May 17, 2020 2:02 pm

        Agree. And, how important that the crooks & criminals aren’t allowed to steal the elections, or give us ‘no choices’! How many ‘got in’ illegally? by pulling an Al Franken – who just happened to find his winning ballots in the trunk of a car. NV Gov, just happened to win at the last moment. Broward County truck loads of ‘ballots’ filled out by paid Dems. The sickness runs deep, because they hired ‘workers’ who are of that ‘same mind’ (polluted).

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    • May 16, 2020 4:40 am

      That’s a good point! Once the courts back up actions like these there is no turning back in this is a decision that should have been unanimous.

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