Federal suit over local Wisconsin COVID-19 orders dismissed

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Posted at 10:04 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 11:04:45-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two dozen Wisconsin residents challenging a variety of local stay-at-home orders enacted to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

U.S. District Judge William Griesbach on Monday dismissed the challenge, saying those bringing it did not properly join all of the defendants into one lawsuit.

The judge says that mistake requires that the lawsuit be dismissed, but it can be refiled.

The attorney for those who brought the lawsuit did not immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday.

The suit alleged that officials violated Wisconsin citizens' constitutional rights by imposing public health orders.

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