SAWYER COUNTY -- A request for a substitute judge has been granted on the lawsuit filed by the Tavern League of Wisconsin against the Wisconsin Department of Health.

On October 13, 2020, the Tavern League of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit in Sawyer County Circuit Court against the Wisconsin Department of Health, requesting the Court to grant a Temporary Restraining Order against Governor Evers’ Order limiting public gatherings.

On October 14, 2020, the Hon. John Yackel issued the Temporary Restraining Order to halt Governor Evers’ order limiting public gatherings.

On October 15, 2020, a request for substitution of judge was filed by attorneys for the Wisconsin Department of Health in the lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin Tavern League, opposing the Governor’s Order limiting public gatherings.

That request was granted that same day and the Hon. John Anderson of Bayfield County was assigned to the case.

Before the end of business on October 15, 2020, attorneys for the Tavern League filed their request for a substitute judge on the lawsuit.

Today, October 16, 2020, the Hon. James C. Babler, Barron County, has now been assigned.

There is a hearing scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020, at which the state can give its reasons why a temporary restraining order should not be in place.


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