Oral argument heard today in lawsuit by legislature contesting state official’s authority to impose the ‘safer-at-home’ lockdown.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral argument via video in the case brought by the Wisconsin legislature contesting the authority of state officials to impose a lockdown order.
We covered the case before, please refer to those posts for background:
- Wisconsin Legislature sues to stop Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order
- Wisconsin Sup. Ct. Schedules Argument In Legislature’s Lockdown Lawsuit Against Governor
The full video of the argument is at the bottom of this post. These comments by Republican Justice Rebecca Bradley are getting a lot of attention:
“Where in the Constitution did the people of Wisconsin confer authority on a single, un-elected cabinet secretary to compel almost 6 mil people to stay at home, close their businesses & face imprisonment if they don’t comply… Isn’t it the very definition of tyranny?”
I didn’t have time today to watch the whole argument, so I can’t express a view on who did better and who did worse, so draw your own conclusios. From the reactions I’m seeing on social media, supporters of continuing the lockdown are expecting a loss.
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) May 5, 2020
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