Kenosha County Ends Shutdown Immediately After Being Told Supreme Court Ruling Applies To Local Governments
By Mark Belling, WISN-AM
Kenosha County officials dramatically withdrew their Stay At Home order for the county in the middle of last night’s county board meeting, saying county officials were told by the Wisconsin Counties Association that the Wednesday State Supreme Court ruling applies to local communities as well as the state.
Here is a link to a statement posted last night on Kenosha County’s website:
The Counties Association, on its website, addresses the situation with local communities without directly saying the high court ruling requires and immediate suspension of local lockdown orders. After the court Wednesday ruled that the Evers Administration’s shutdown order was illegal and invalid, some local communities began imposing their own.
The Supreme Court ruling stated that Wisconsin Statute 252, which the Evers team used, cannot be used to impose orders that have not been approved by a legislative body. None of the local lockdown orders were approved by legislative bodies either and therefore seem similarly illegal.
In Milwaukee County, 18 local health administrators issued their order after a late night tele-conference that appears to be a violation of the state open meetings law. No member of the public was told of the conference in advance and no one was allowed to listen in.
Other orders from around the state appear to have been issued in the same tyrannical method. Kenosha County is the first to withdraw its order. Franklin Mayor Steve Olson tells me his community will not enforce the Milwaukee County order.
It is possible somebody may seek a court injunction blocking the communities that have not taken the orders down from enforcing them.