WI Supreme Court accepts new lawsuit against Gov. Evers' emergency order

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court accepted a lawsuit Wednesday, Oct. 28, challenging Governor Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate.

In a 4-3 decision, the court agreed to hear the case brought on by Republican donor and conservative think tank member Jeré Fabick, who says Evers overreached his authority in issuing multiple emergency orders during the pandemic.

The court's three liberal justices dissented, arguing that there is already a challenge to the emergency declarations in Polk County.

Oral arguments are set for Nov. 16.

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