The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently heard another challenge to Governor Tony Evers' authority to issue emergency orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the case of Jeré Fabick v. Tony Evers, Fabick's attorneys argue that under Wisconsin state statute, the Governor is only allowed to issue a single, 60-day emergency order for any given emergency including COVID-19. Attorney Matthew Fernholz, representing Fabick, and Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, argue the need for Legislative approval and following statutory guidelines. Assistant Attorney General Hannah Jurss, representing the Evers Administration, argues that this petition implicates the Governor's ability to address any emergency circumstances, and in this case, the viral pandemic emergency.

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