In a decision released late Wednesday, the state Supreme Court struck down the extension of Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order.
The state can open immediately, but counties or municipalities appear to be able to make their own rules extending the order locally.
The administration of Gov. Tony Evers had extended the statewide order through May 26 during the COVID-19 outbreak. Republican lawmakers sued over the move, saying it exceeded the administration’s legal authority to act.
Four conservative justices provided the majority in the 4-3 decision.