Supreme Court asked to throw out the order that closed Dane County schools - 2020-08-27
The same law firm that recently asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask order has filed an emergency petition seeking to end the Dane County order that will keep children in grades 3-12 at home to start school online this fall.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the Dane County school closure order in an original action filed Wednesday on behalf of a group of parents and private schools, as well as School Choice Wisconsin Action and the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools.
"The order from Public Health Madison & Dane County closing all county schools lacks legal authority and violates the constitution and we hope the Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to give it a review," WILL's Rick Esenberg said in a statement. "This order injected unnecessary chaos, confusion, and frustration into the lives of children, families, and school leaders preparing to navigate a difficult new school year."