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updated 9:05 PM UTC, Nov 25, 2020

State Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge To Governor’s Authority To Declare Emergencies

  • Written by Tyler Bue
  • Published in News

In a split decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided it will hear a challenge to the governor’s authority to declare multiple emergencies during a single pandemic.

The high court’s three liberal judges dissented, pointing out there is already a challenge case filed in Polk County. The court voted Wednesday to hear the case filed by Waukesha County resident Jere Fabick. He says Governor Evers overreached his authority in issuing multiple orders rather than going through the Wisconsin Legislature. The Department of Justice is representing the governor. It argued there’s nothing in the law restricting the governor to only one emergency response.

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