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Wisconsin Supreme Court slaps down Democratic governor's ongoing mask mandate: 'Such unilateral, unchecked power was anathema to the framers of our constitutions'

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Can't use emergencies to abuse power

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate Wednesday. The court said Evers overstepped his authority when he used back-to-back emergency orders to enact his ongoing unilateral mask mandate.

What did Evers do?

Evers has issued multiple mask mandates using his emergency powers. Republicans have long claimed the governor has abused his power with the repeated mandates. In fact, in February, the Republican-controlled Wisconsin General Assembly repealed Evers' emergency order and statewide mask mandate, citing Evers' abuse of emergency declarations.

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