Excerpted From Daily Wire: During oral arguments on Tuesday over a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin GOP legislators to bar the state from extending Governor Tony Evers’ stay-at- orders, a conservative judge called the decision to implement stay-at- orders “the very definition of tyranny.”
“The 90 minutes of argument, heard remotely by video conference, came after Evers, a Democrat, and leaders from both parties in the Legislature met for the time to discuss a bipartisan response to the pandemic, which through Tuesday afternoon had killed 353 Wisconsin residents and sickened more than 8,500,” the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
State Assistant Attorney General Colin Roth stated that “people will die” if the extension order were to be repealed and nothing replaced it, according to The Hill. That prompted Judge Rebecca Bradley to counter, “My question for you is, where in the constitution did the people of Wisconsin confer authority on a single, unelected Cabinet secretary to compel almost 6 million people to stay at and close their businesses and face imprisonment if they don’t comply, with no input from the Legislature, without the consent of the people?”
Bradley continued, “Isn’t it the very definition of tyranny for one person to order people to be imprisoned for going to work, among other ordinarily lawful activities?”
The Wisconsin State Journal explained, “The court will decide two issues: whether Palm violated state law governing the issuance of emergency rules by ordering the extension of ‘safer at ,’ and whether the order exceeded the authority DHS has under state law by closing nonessential businesses, ordering state residents to stay at and forbidding nonessential travel.”