Thursday, July 30, 2020

Lawsuits possible against statewide mask mandate, but GOP leader indicates it won't come from Legislature

From The Journal

Adam Rogan

Unlike what happened with the Gov. Tony Evers-backed Safer at Home order, which Wisconsin Republican legislators successfully threw out via a lawsuit that landed with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, indicated Thursday that the Legislature is not planning on challenging the governor over his new indoor mask mandate.
In a statement, Vos said he opposes the statewide order and its “one-size-fits-all approach,” he did not say that a lawsuit should again be expected from the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Thursday’s mask requirement was handed down by Evers’ himself, not through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services that crafted Safer at Home, and thus the new order rests on a separate authority. The Legislature has the ability to immediately rescind the order through a joint resolution passed by the Senate and Assembly, so it’s unclear whether the state’s courts will be asked to intervene.

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