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Patrons Flood Wisconsin Bars After Supreme Court Strikes Down Stay-at-Home Order



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Hours after the state Supreme Court struck down an extension of Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, a number of bars in Wisconsin were flooded with patrons.

Nick’s Bar tweeted a photo of the establishment full of customers without masks, and also not practicing social distancing. It then came with the caption “45 minutes after the bars open in Wisconsin.”

Then, according to Fox News, the 4-to-3 ruling reopened the state, “lifting caps on the size of gatherings, allowing people to travel as they please and allowing shuttered businesses to reopen, including bars and restaurants.”

Orders in Place

The Tavern League of Wisconsin, an organization that “advocates for alcoholic beverage retailers in the state,” as described by Fox News, posted on Facebook: “In a 4-3 ruling the State Supreme Court found the Emergency Orders issued by Secretary Palm as unlawful, invalid and unenforceable. The result of this decision is business can open immediately. Please follow the WEDC guidelines you can find on the TLW website. We will get you a more detailed summary of the decision, however, according to the ruling you can OPEN IMMEDIATELY!”

The stay-at-home order was issued by Evers in mid-March and was planned to be lifted on April 24th. However, Health Secretary Andrea Palm extended it to May 26th. The Supreme Court ruling says the governor’s administration “overstepped its authority when it extended it for another month without consulting legislators,” said Fox News.

“Today, Republican legislators convinced four members of the state Supreme Court to throw the state into chaos,” Evers said. “They have provided no plan. There's no question among anybody that people are going to get sick. Republicans own that chaos,” she also said after experiencing additional bosses, Bob.

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