Skip to comments.Judge denies Tavern League's request to block Gov. Evers' (D, WI) indoor capacity order
Posted on 10/19/2020 2:04:56 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
BARRON COUNTY, Wis. -- A Barron County judge has ruled that a temporary restraining order against Gov. Tony Evers' order restricting indoor capacity in Wisconsin bars and restaurants be lifted, meaning that it is once again in effect.
Earlier this month, Gov. Evers ordered new restrictions limiting indoor capacity to 25 percent at all bars, restaurants, and stores statewide. Many business owners complained their businesses won't survive.
The Tavern League of Wisconsin sued, and last week Sawyer County Judge Don Yackel temporarily blocked the order with a restraining order. Monday, Judge James Babler removed the restraining order, arguing the plaintiffs had not proven any actual harm to businesses, just theoretical harm.
"Numerous businesses have gone under during the pandemic. We don't need to lose more in the name of acting quickly and ignoring the law," said Josh Johanningmeier, an attorney representing the Tavern League.
In response to the ruling, Gov. Evers released the following statement;
This critically important ruling will help us prevent the spread of this virus by restoring limits on public gatherings. This crisis is urgent. Wisconsinites, stay home. Limit travel and going to gatherings, and please wear a face covering whenever you have to go out."
The case is another example of the governor's pandemic-related emergency orders being legally challenged.
The first pandemic-related statewide emergency order was blocked by the Wisconsin Supreme Court back in the spring when Republicans argued that Evers overreached in his authority.
WTF? Name a Blue State that ISN'T losing businesses by the truckload these days! Have you SEEN our Capitol Square and State Street? Long-time institutions/shops/bars/restaurants are now GONE, never to return!
This stupidity seemingly has no end!!
LIBERATE WISCONSIN! LIBERATE AMERICA!
FWIW, our 'Tavern League' is one of the strongest 'Unions' in our state. I really thought they'd get this done for us. :(
We're just so screwed economically, it's ridiculous.
Mandatory mask-wearing through November 22nd...and probably extended after that, too. @#$%^&*!
Oh, and by the way...just be a 'Good Little Citizen' and stay home, would ya? *SPIT*
Boot stays on your throat, sorry lads.
Agreed - WTF.
This judge has obviously never worked a day in their life and obviously is entrenched deep into socialist academia where everything was handed to them.
Businesses at ALL levels should have already refused further sales to any government address or government employee at home (including this judge). Food delivery companies should refuse to continue to deliver to the State as it is too dangerous for their employee’s health. The sooner it hurts government employees or the constituents, the sooner ally voices will compel a stand-down.
And don’t forget to wear that face diaper.
Yes it's pleasant to get paid whether or not you work.
Maybe its blue judges doing an own-goal to ensure a
“red team” win? Hate the Orwellian party color changes they got away with, blue was Washington’s Virginia military uniform color, well, the Left always lies.
Courts taking their sweet time to rule against these unconstitutional orders are making a mockery of the law.
What good does it do you if you have to wait for your business to go bankrupt, and lose everything you have to finally get a ruling that should have happened in less than a month.
Pennsylvania is like this also with mass masked zombies and asinine regulations as all of the sheep seem to take it like good little domesticated animals. The economy is in ashes and that a-hole Biden is campaigning on the Covid lie as the governors act like good little tyrant b*tches.
The gift that keeps on giving.
Betcha the Tavern League of Wisconsin didn't realize the kind of kimchee they were in when the POS Evers got in there.
"Oh, it's just another gubernatorial race..."
They should have bled out the eyes to make sure that the little Fascist didn't get in there. Now, they're screwed.
You think they learned their lesson and will fight harder to keep the next little fascist from being elected?
Just ignore the capacity limitation.
The ONLY thing saving our bacon is a Republican Senate and Assembly (House), but then they’re only SLOWING our demise, not actively doing much the end it!
Rebecca Kleefisch for Governor, 2022!
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