A closed sign hangs on the door outside a J Crew store in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin [Morry Gash/AP Photo]

Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled state legislature on Tuesday took to the courts in an attempt to force health officials in that state to rescind an extended stay-at-home order intended to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Republican leaders filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court seeking to block officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services from extending a “safer-at-home” emergency order through May 26.


In a written statement, Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald argued that the order is an “abuse of power” and exceeds the statutory powers of Democratic Governor Tony Evers’s executive branch.

“The public outcry over the

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