Statement on Supreme Court Decision

Madison – Today, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin handed down a 4-3 decision in the case Fabick v. Evers which ends Governor Tony Evers’ illegal executive orders. Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) released the following statement:

“I applaud the Court for ending this constitutional crisis in our state. Their ruling upholds the separation of powers and the rule of law – core principles since the founding of our state and nation. The Governor’s repeated abuse of emergency powers and pervasive violation of state statute created a state of chaos and had to be stopped. The Legislature exercised its authority to revoke Governor Evers’ order in February, and today the Court handed down the final rebuke of the Governor’s illegal actions. 

“Today’s ruling vindicates the Legislature as a co-equal branch of government and will expand freedom and opportunity for the people of Wisconsin. As we work to fully and safely reopen our state, we trust our residents to follow CDC guidelines when appropriate, get vaccinated when ready, and always employ common sense.”

Senator Devin LeMahieu represents the 9th Senate District, which includes portions of Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Calumet Counties. He is the Senate Majority Leader for the 2021-22 legislative session.