Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor’s stay-at-home extension
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down Governor Tony Evers’ administration’s extended “safer at home” order, which was set to expire May 26. It is the first time a state supreme court has struck down emergency orders issued by a governor due to the.
Republicans in the state legislature argued that Health Secretary-designee Andrea Palm abused her powers when she issued the extended order in April. In a 4-3 decision, the state’s highest court said the order should have been issued as a rule, which would have required working with the legislature. The majority consisted of four of the state’s five conservative justices.
The state’s Democratic governor and Republican-controlled legislature will now have to work out a compromise on any future plans.
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[Source: CBS News]