October 14, 2020 | By Wausau Pilot and Review | Source
“The Tavern League, the powerful lobbying group for the state’s 5,000 bars, restaurants and taverns, argued in its lawsuit that the order amounted to “defacto closure.” It said that Palm didn’t have the legal authority to issue the order, which instead should have gone through the Legislature’s rule-making process.”
“MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor places, a move that comes as the state breaks records for new coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations.
Sawyer County Circuit Judge John Yackel, who blocked the order a day after the Tavern League of Wisconsin sued, set a court date for Monday. The judge said that hearing will give attorneys for the defendant, Wisconsin Department of Health Secretary Andrea Palm, a chance to argue why the order should not be put on hold while the lawsuit plays out.”