Appeals court stays Wisconsin limits on gatherings
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin appeals court has reinstated an injunction against an emergency order that limits indoor gatherings to 25% of a building’s capacity.
The ruling Friday from the 3rd District Court of Appeals pauses the Democratic governor’s effort to control the coronavirus spread pending appeal. The court ruled 2-1, saying the injunction was justified because the plaintiffs are likely to win the lawsuit.
It’s the latest update in a back-and-forth legal battle that started after Gov. Tony Evers’ administration issued the order in early October.
The powerful Tavern League of Wisconsin immediately challenged the order in court. A Barron County judge upheld it on Oct. 19.
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