Judge Reinstates Evers’ Illegal Order

Again, the legislature can act if they have the will to do so.

MADISON – A Barron County judge has revived Gov. Tony Evers’ order limiting public gatherings, including the number of customers who may visit bars and restaurants at one time.

Judge James Babler denied a motion from the Tavern League of Wisconsin and two bars to continue to block the Evers administration’s latest health emergency order after a ruling last week by a Sawyer County judge that prevented enforcement of the order temporarily.

Babler said the plaintiffs could not show they were complying with the order and therefore hadn’t proven they were harmed by it.

He also said the May state Supreme Court ruling that knocked down Evers’ stay-at-home order did not make clear what authority the administration has in placing such limits, despite the plaintiffs arguing the decision prevents Evers from issuing the latest order.

I thought this was an interesting take:

Babler said the plaintiffs could not show they were complying with the order and therefore hadn’t proven they were harmed by it.

So if the order is useless because nobody is complying with it, then why bother having it?