Up to 4o different types of challenges have been filed…..
The states’ high court, which is majority Republican?
Ruled against the Democratic Governor’s effort protect his citizens….
Opponents of stay-at-home orders got a major boost this week when the Wisconsin Supreme Court invalidated the state’s coronavirus health order, a decision that’s already generating momentum behind similar challenges across the country.
Wednesday’s decision by the justices in Madison lifted statewide restrictions and produced a mixed reaction among Wisconsinites. Within hours, elated patrons rushed to newly reopened bars and restaurants, while the Democratic governor warned the number of preventable infections and deaths from COVID-19 would rise as a result of the court’s 4-3 decision.
“We’re the Wild West,” Gov. Tony Evers told MSNBC just hours after the ruling was handed down. “We’re just leaving it open. We’re going to have more cases, we’re going to have more deaths. It’s a sad occasion for the state. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am.”
Opponents of stay-at-home orders, however, are anything but disappointed.
“I imagine the individuals and organizations behind legal challenges in other states are taking heart from the Wisconsin legislature’s legal victory,” said Lindsay Wiley, a law professor at American University.
Across the country, more than a dozen lawsuits have been filed that take aim at the constitutionality of coronavirus-related state laws, according to an analysis by the law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth.
Additionally, more than 40 legal challenges have been mounted against orders involving forced business closures and government decisions on which businesses are deemed essential and thus exempt from health restrictions…..