The state supreme court ruled that Evers violated the law by issuing multiple emergency orders requiring masks and circumventing the state legislature. The GOP-led Wisconsin senate last month voted 18-13 to repeal Evers' statewide mask mandate. -GEG
The conservative-leaning Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down Democrat Governor Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate in a 4-3 ruling.
The state supreme court ruled that Evers violated the law by unilaterally issuing multiple emergency orders and circumventing the state legislature.
"The question in this case is not whether the governor acted wisely; it is whether he acted lawfully. We conclude he did not," Justice Brian Hagedorn wrote for the majority.
Evers fought very hard to keep the mask mandate in place and ignored the will of the legislature, the body closest to the people that voted to repeal the mask mandate.