WISCONSIN — The Wisconsin Supreme Court will take up oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the authority of Governor Evers to declare multiple public health emergencies during the pandemic.
According to WISC-TV, three of the court’s justices dissented the move, saying there is already a challenge to the emergency declarations in Polk County.
The lawsuit was filed by Waukesha County resident Jeré Fabick, who argued the governor overreached his power by issuing multiple orders instead of working with the legislature.
The governor issued his first order in March, followed by the statewide mask mandate that went into effect Aug. 1. Evers extended the mandate in September, which remains in effect until Nov. 21.
The high court will listen to the case on Nov. 16.