On Tuesday, the WI Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding Gov. Evers’ extension of his stay-at-home order. Assistant Attorney General Colin T. Roth had just begun his argument in defense of Gov. Evers when Justice Rebecca Bradley read him Article 1, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution.
“My question for you is, where in the Constitution did the people of Wisconsin confer authority on a single unelected cabinet secretary to compel almost six million people to stay at home and close their businesses and face imprisonment if they don’t comply — with no input from the legislature — without the consent of the people,” she said. “Isn’t it the very definition of tyranny for one person to order people to be imprisoned for going to work, among other ordinarily lawful activities? Where does the Constitution say that’s permissible counsel?”
Needless to say Roth had no specific answer.
FYI, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel DID NOT print the above portion of Bradley’s quote in red. Seems like a pretty significant quote to leave out.