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Judge decides in favor of home bakers
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?*D-f,fs Kriss Marion, Lisa Kivirist and Dela Ends talk about the ruling in their favor Wednesday at the Lafayette County Courthouse with Institute for Justice lawyers Erica Smith and Michael Bindas. Lafayette County Judge Duane Jorgenson declared a state law mandating a license and commercial kitchen in order for home-baked goods to be sold directly to consumers unconstitutional. Assistant Attorney General Gabe Johnson-Karp announced the state intends to appeal the decision. (Times photo: Bridget Cooke)
DARLINGTON - Three area residents were given the right to sell baked goods made in their home without the use of a license and commercial kitchen Wednesday after Lafayette County Judge Duane Jorgenson declared a Wisconsin statute unconstitutional. In his ruling, the result of a lawsuit against the state, Jorgenson quoted a former United States Supreme Court Justice. "To borrow from Thurgood Marshall, 'Legislation has the right to adopt stupid laws,'" Jorgenson said.

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