Jessica Netzel, owner of Kingdom Kuts in Appleton, Wisconsin, filed a federal lawsuit claiming Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ “safer at home” order violates constitutional protections of free speech and religious freedom.
Netzel claims that Evers’ order violates her ability to practice her religion through attending in-person church services and by running her faith-based business.
Netzel asked U.S. District Judge William Griesbach to lift the order and allow her salon to function similarly to businesses already allowed to stay open during the order.
On May 9 and May 11, Appleton police officers entered Kingdom Kuts and informed Netzel that she was being referred to the district attorney for prosecution, according to the lawsuit. (Associated Press)