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Crowded bars seen across Wisconsin after Safer at Home extension struck down

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Credit: Nick's Bar Twitter (@nicksonsec)
Nick's Bar in Platteville reopened shortly after the state Supreme Court overturned Gov. Evers Safer at Home order. Photo via Twitter.

(WKOW) -- The State Supreme court struck down Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order in its entirety, ordering all future orders to go through the Legislature.

Following the announcement, the Tavern League of Wisconsin issued bars "open immediately."

In a 4-3 ruling the State Supreme Court found the Emergency Orders issued by Secretary Palm as unlawful, invalid and...

Posted by Tavern League of Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Tavern League is a trade association advocating for bars across Wisconsin. It also encouraged establishments to follow Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation guidelines, which includes face masks and gloves for employees, and social distancing when possible.

According to Tweets from Nick's Bar in Platteville, the location reopened Wednesday evening and was serving at least two dozen people within the hour.

According to our ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, WISN, The Iron Hog Saloon in the Town of Port Washington opened its doors Wednesday.

Customers were inside the bar without masks.

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