Wisconsin Supreme Court Blocks Governor’s Mask Mandate

March 31, 2021 11:40 am

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The Supreme Court of the state of Wisconsin has dealt a blow to the mask mandate in a 4-3 decision.

“After receiving briefing on these requests, we conclude that the state of emergency proclaimed in Executive Order #105 exceeded the Governor’s powers and is therefore unlawful,” the majority decision reads in part.

“Therefore, we declare that Executive Orders #82 and #90——both of which declare a public health emergency in response to COVID-19——were unlawful under Wis. Stat. § 323.10.”

“Chief Justice Patience Roggensack wrote the majority opinion,” NBC4 reported. “She was joined by Justices Brian Hagedorn, Annette Ziegler, and Rebecca Bradley. Justice Ann Walsh Bradley wrote the dissenting opinion, and was joined by Justices Rebecca Dallet and Jill Karofsky.”

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