A political pundit says the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Democratic governor's mask mandate will encourage anyone in the country who is fed up with these kinds of intrusions on personal freedom.
By a 4-3 vote, the Wisconsin high court ruled this week that Governor Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate violated state law. It found that after the expiration of the initial 60-day mandate he issued in August, Evers needed legislative approval to unilaterally issue multiple emergency orders to extend the mandate.
Republican lawmakers applaud the ruling, saying Evers abused his power and that the court's decision affirms the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches. They also believe people and businesses should be free to make their own decisions.
"It appears that there is something in the state legislature that forbids the governor from issuing the same executive order back-to-back once the initial executive order expires," reiterates Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action. "So really what needs to happen is these state legislatures need to pass a law that clarifies that these executive orders can't just be renewed endless times."
And he believes this case could set an encouraging precedent for more states to resist Joe Biden's call for a reinstatement of all mandatory mask mandates.
"These states are fed up," Chambers says. "What you're going to see is states like Mississippi, Florida, and Texas continue to push back against the president's edicts on face masks; you're going to see some kind of action at the Supreme Court."
And unless there is some valid health crisis, he does not see the Supreme Court ruling in favor of President Biden.
Editor's Note: AFA Action is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.