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1131, 12 Oct 20

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.


1131, 12 October 2020


  1. penquin

    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

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

  3. Tuerqas

    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

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

  5. Tuerqas

    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

    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

    …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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