The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Wednesday to invalidate the order by Wisconsin Department of Health Services executive Andrea Palm to remain at home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Palm also ordered any “non-essential” businesses to remain closed as stated in Emergency Order 28. Palm issued the order on April 24 to remain in effect until May 26. It followed another of her Emergency Orders that had been issued on March 24, this one requiring individuals to remain at home except in limited circumstances. Violation of these stay-at-home orders was punishable with imprisonment.