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.