The Michigan Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown orders as unconstitutional was a devastating defeat for state leaders intent on quarantining their communities.
Now, another Democratic governor is seeing his overreaching COVID-19 orders slapped down by a court.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ restriction on state restaurants was blocked by a county judge Wednesday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Evers’ order limited the number of people in bars and restaurants to a business-crushing 25 percent of capacity, with the requirement counting staff members alongside customers.
The mandate also placed restrictions on public gatherings.
Sawyer County Judge John Yackel issued the injunction blocking the overreach, writing that the ruling stands “until terminated by subsequent Order of this Court.”
The challenge against Evers’ coronavirus restrictions was brought on largely by the Tavern League of Wisconsin, a trade association for businesses that sell alcoholic beverages. The Sawyer County