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Court Strikes Down Unelected Officials Creating Lockdown Law

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state’s coronavirus lockdown order last week in a 4-3 majority decision by the high court — a ‘first of its kind’ crackdown on executive power in the state, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

After weeks of public skepticism and frustration over the lockdown, the people of Wisconsin begin to see some light after their high court’s ruling.

In the majority decision, the court found that Secretary-Designee of Health Services Andrea Palm, along with Governor Tony Evers, did not follow a process known as “rulemaking” which would have given state lawmakers veto power when the health agency issued new regulations like the stay-at-home order.

In mid-April, Governor Evers, Palm and state health officials made the executive decision to extend the order until at least May 26th and were subsequently met with frustrated protests.

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