The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has ruled that Governor Tony Evers overstepped his emergency powers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including issuing a statewide mask mandate. “The question in this case is not whether the Governor acted wisely; it is whether he acted lawfully. We conclude he did not,” Justice Brian Hagedorn wrote in the majority opinion.
The conservative judiciary ruled in a 4-3 vote earlier today after months of hearings and debates. The current statewide mask mandate that is set to end on Monday is now void.
According to WISN News 12:
"Nearly 60 organizations opposed repeal of the mask mandate, including groups representing hospitals, doctors, nurses, EMTs, school administrators, businesses, children, unions, Milwaukee schools, American Indian tribes, pharmacists, firefighters, local health departments, senior citizens, churches and dentists."