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State Supreme Court overturns “Safer at Home” order effective immediately

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Wisconsin Gov Tony Evers addresses the media by video on Monday.

In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned the “Safer at Home” order, declaring that the Secretary of Health Services does not have the authority to issue such a statewide order without legislative approval.

In a concurring opinion, Chief Justice Patience Rogensack wrote that she would have also issued a six-day stay, giving the governor and lawmakers time to craft a new order.’

“I trust that the parties will place the interests of the people of Wisconsin first and work together in good faith to establish a rule that best addresses COVID-19 and its devastating effects on Wisconsin,” she wrote.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.