The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether to keep Governor Tony Evers’ “Safer at Home” order in place.
Republican legislators brought a lawsuit contending that Evers and Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm exceeded their authority, when Palm extended that order until May 26. Evers declared a public health emergency on March 12, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that order expires on May 11.
Republican leaders say they want a seat at the table, in determining when businesses may reopen.
The high court, with a 5-2 conservative majority, said Friday it would hold arguments remotely on Tuesday, and is expected to issue a ruling soon after.