Judge Allows Executive Tyranny to Continue Because Legislature Fails to Act

While I think the ruling is wrong on the law, I understand the deference to the separation of powers issue.

MADISON – A Wisconsin judge has blocked an effort by Republicans to end Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mask mandate at a time when coronavirus cases are surging.

St. Croix County judge R. Michael Waterman on Monday denied the request by plaintiffs represented by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty legal firm — an effort that was backed up in court by Republican lawmakers — and ruled the governor has the power to issue multiple health emergency orders over the same pandemic.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs said they will appeal the decision.

7 Responses to Judge Allows Executive Tyranny to Continue Because Legislature Fails to Act

  1. penquin says:

    The legislative leaders filed a brief in support of the lawsuit, which seeks to block Evers’ health emergency order and statewide mask mandate, instead of taking a vote to accomplish the same goal — something that would not require additional taxpayer dollars

     

    That’s what pisses me off the most – Vos&Fitz are wasting the taxpayers’ money with these lawsuits, while still collecting their paychecks & being on recess.

    They need to quit funneling our money to their lawyer-buddies, and start doing their damn job!

  2. Mar says:

    Wait, what penquin, you expect them to work just before an election?
    What were you thinking.

  3. Tuerqas says:

    But wait!  Fitz is not going to let Washington change him, he is going to change Washington!  It said so in his commercial and everything.

  4. jjf says:

    Wait, which party failed to act?  The WisGOP?  You don’t say.

  5. Tuerqas says:

    That is not what is pissing me off most.  What pisses me off most is that in reality, 9 times out of ten, I prefer politicians doing nothing over them doing their idea of ‘something’.

  6. 3rd Way says:

    You would think the party that praises their SCOTUS nominee for her stance against legislating from the bench wouldn’t be spending our tax dollars trying to find a judge to do their legislating for them here in WI.

  7. steveegg says:

    …and ruled the governor has the power to issue multiple health emergency orders over the same pandemic.

    Why have a Legislature then if Ev…er…Gau can just rule by decree indefinitely, not that Vos or Fitzgerald are interested in doing anything?

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