Appeals Court Blocks Wisconsin’s Restrictions on Bar, Restaurant Capacity

Wisconsin’s public health restrictions on bar and restaurant capacity have again been blocked, this time by a state court of appeals.

In a 2-1 ruling Friday, the court reissued a temporary injunction in the case, ruling that plaintiffs were likely to succeed in their appeal.

The Tavern League did not appeal that ruling, but a new group of plaintiffs did. They include The Mix Up, Inc., a bar and grill in Amery, northwest of Eau Claire, as well as Liz Sieben, the business’ owner. They also include the group Pro-Life Wisconsin and its president, Daniel Miller.

Friday’s 2-1 ruling from Wisconsin’s District 3 Court of Appeals again blocked the administration’s limits and set an expedited schedule for a full appeal. Judges Mark Seidl and Thomas Hruz formed the majority opinion while Judge Lisa Stark dissented.