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0649, 02 May 20

Supreme Court Takes Case. Will Hold Hearings on Tuesday.


The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday said it would take up a controversial case that could result in the suspension of Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order, implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The 6-1 decision is a setback for the Evers administration, which wanted the court to throw it out. Now, attorneys for the administration and Republican Legislature, which brought the lawsuit, will present their arguments via videoconferencing on Tuesday, after which the court could rule.

It frustrates the hell out of me that the court moves so slow. For most of the court’s business, time is not of the essence. They are deciding on some legal issue about an incident that is long over and the immediate impact of that decision impacts very few. But when there is something going on RIGHT NOW that requires a decision, the people deserve for them to act faster.

In this case, we have a rogue executive branch that is seizing dictatorial powers to usurp the power of the legislature and rule by decree. The governor is violating every Wisconsinite’s civil rights and causing incredible irreparable harm to the economy and lives of millions of citizens. If there was ever a time that required swift action by the court to restore the division of powers and uphold the people’s rights, this is it.

The court showed that they can at swiftly when required. Just a few weeks ago, they acted within hours of Evers’ unconstitutional attempt to move the election. Why can’t they do that here? That’s the wrong question. They can do it here. Why are they choosing to plod along?


0649, 02 May 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann


    Fortunatly, Karofsky does not take bench until Aug 1 with her awful, oppressive, Gov. Evers protecting ways.

    Liberals constantly cheer petty tyrants.  Cuba, Venzuela, etc.


  2. Le Roi du Nord

    And the current WI SC covered for walker whenever he needed help. Quit your whining, kelly was a poor candidate.

  3. jjf

    Le Roi, I haven’t cheered any petty tyrants today, have you?

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    Not yet, and I don’t plan on it on such a beautiful spring day.

  5. dad29

    And the current WI SC covered for walker whenever he needed help

    By that you mean that they trashed the WI Constitution and laws and stuff and ruled on instructions from Walker.

    I see.

    And how long have you had this condition?

  6. Kevin Scheunemann

    Nord, jjf,

    So will you denounce Evers, Chavez and Castro as petty tyrants?


  7. steveegg

    Probably because Maggie Gau and her puppets have the power of the declared public health emergency through May 10, at least absent a joint resolution rescinding said emergency.

  8. Le Roi du Nord


    Chavez and Castro, sure. But not Evers. Compared to walker and trump, Evers is the face of democracy.

  9. Mar

    So, Le Roi, how did Governor affect you personally?

  10. Kevin Scheunemann


    What is Evers doing different than Casto and Chavez right now?   Taking property, through Emergency Orders, without permission is top of my list.

    Evers is acting no better right now.


  11. jjf

    I’m sure this is what the founders intended, that if the Legislature doesn’t like working with the Governor, they should run to the Supreme Court before developing their own plan or attempting to negotiate.  Gavel in, gavel out!

    Rogue Governor, dictatorial powers?  Powers clearly granted by the Legislature?

    I am sure there are plenty of people who would like the Court to make snap decisions instead of hearing arguments or researching the details.  Precedents, schmecedents!  It doesn’t matter what the law might say, can’t they see that the WisGOP wants something done quickly?

  12. Le Roi du Nord


    Easy answer: breathing

  13. Mar

    So, Le Roi, what did Governor Scott do to you personally?
    My guess is nothing.
    Hating for no reason, other than someone told you to hate.

  14. Kevin Scheunemann


    Well, lack of breathing makes Chavez and Castro less of a threat to humanity.

    So you admit Evers is an authoritarian socialist to humanity?

  15. Mike

    Gov Evers made a statement that showed he was knew and understood he did not have the authority to unilaterally alter an election, then issued an EO trying to do something he knew was unlawful.
    Gov Evers also has the statutory authority to declare an emergency and put certain measures in place to deal with that emergency. This authority is limited to 60 days. May 11th is the 60 day cutoff, Evers attempt to extend past that is what is creating this crisis. Evers authority is also limited by constitutional constraints.
    It appears the governor is overstepping the authority granted to him. It is Evers who is ignoring what the law says. It is Evers that is creating a constitutional crisis.

  16. Le Roi du Nord


    Personally? About $6000 out of my pocket. And no, I don’t hate anyone, not even you.


    No, not at all. And remind us all, what “property “ has Evers taken from you?

  17. Mar

    Le Roi, just curious how that happened.
    I know you feel as President Obama did the same thing to me.

  18. dad29

    Was that $6 Large caused because you had to make contributions to your retirement?  Or contributions to your health insurance?

    Don’t try running that “we were underpaid so we deserved deluxe health/pension treatment” line of whiny-girl crap past us.  That was debunked a LONG time ago.

    Finally:  you could have simply quit and found a job more to your tastes in health/pension bennies.  You coulda learned to code!!

  19. jjf

    whiny-girl crap

    Uh oh, it’s time for Dad29’s Sunday Sexism!

  20. Le Roi du Nord

    So sad for you , mar.

    dud: no, I always made contributions to my retirement and health insurance. 30+ years worth. And no, that was never “debunked”.

  21. Mar

    So, Le Roi, how did you lose the money? I lost my money because of Obamacare. I lost hours at my part time and because of increased insurance premiums.

  22. Mar

    Forgot to add, Le Roi, I don’t know if you were a government employee or. If you were, then I don’t blame you for being mad at Governor Walker.

  23. dad29

    I always made contributions to my retirement and health insurance.

    What % of premium was your health contribution?  What was your contribution to retirement?

    And once again, how did Walker take $6Large from your pocket?  Over how many years of employment?

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