Video: Wisconsin bars packed with customers after court overrules governor's order to stay home

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      On Monday (May 19), British Columbia's phase 2 reopening of the economy will begin.

      And that means people will be able to go to restaurants, cafés, and pubs, provided there are sufficient distancing measures in place.

      In Wisconsin, on the other hand, there are no such rules keeping patrons apart in these establishments to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

      That's because the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently tossed out an order from health officials to extend a "Safer at Home" emergency order.

      According to a 4-3 ruling, "an agency cannot confer on itself the power to dictate the lives of law-abiding individuals as comprehensively as the order does without reaching beyond the executive branch's authority."

      Democratic governor Tony Evers supported the order, but it's been opposed by the Republican-controlled state legislature.

      During oral arguments, one of the judges compared the public-health order to the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War.

      A CBS News affiliate visited a Wisconsin bar, the Buzzard's Nest, after the ruling, where customers were filmed in close contact with one another.

      None of them were wearing surgical masks.

      Check it out below.