"We're the Wild West."

Wisconsin’s governor after the state’s highest court ruled against its “safer at home” order.

  • On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s conservative majority sided with Republican lawmakers who filed a lawsuit challenging the “safer at home” order. The court found that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration failed to follow the proper rule-making process when it issued the order. Now, the administration must work closely with the Republican-controlled legislature to issue any further orders.
  • Pres. Trump took to Twitter to celebrate the ruling, writing “The Great State of Wisconsin, home to Tom Tiffany’s big Congressional Victory on Tuesday, was just given another win. Its Democrat Governor was forced by the courts to let the State Open. The people want to get on with their lives. The place is bustling!
  • Why It Matters:  In response to the ruling, many bars across the state opened their doors for patrons Wednesday evening. The ruling means the state is currently without any statewide COVID-19 health and safety orders, though city and local ordinances are still in  effect.
  • Big Picture: The ruling comes as states struggle with how to reopen their economies while still protecting the health and safety of their citizens.

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