October 1, 2020

Michigan judge orders Gov. Whitmer to stop attacking barber that defied shutdown order

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) made it her mission to target 77-year-old barber Karl Manke for defying her state’s overbearing shutdown orders, but her crusade was stopped in its tracks by a series of rulings over the weekend.

Not only did the Michigan Supreme Court side with Manke on Friday against the Whitmer administration’s attempts to fine him for “unlawfully” reopening, but Shiawassee County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart ordered Whitmer to stop attempting to compel him to “comply with a nonexistent injunction” on Monday. 

Whitmer quietly lifted the state’s stay at home orders on June 1, but required the state’s barbershops and hairdressers to remain closed until June 15.

Manke opted to open his shop on the 1st, saying at the time that “I’m 77 years old. I mean, what are they going to give me? Life?” he asked. “I’ve got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. I [couldn’t] care less.”

Whitmer kicked off the fight by stripping Manke of his license after he repeatedly refused to close his business in defiance of Whitmer’s executive orders. The action was upheld by a Michigan Court of Appeals.

He said after the appeals court ruling that “I’m still open, still working until they cut my hands off,” and the case went to the state’s Supreme Court, which struck down the ruling with a resounding 7-0 decision.

Then, Whitmer and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel attempted to level a $7,500 daily fine against the Owosso barber, and Whitmer’s Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was also seeking a $5,000 penalty.

On Monday, Stewart ended Whitmer’s attacks on Manke for good, ruling that “It is no longer appropriate for Plaintiff to seek to compel Defendant to comply with a nonexistent injunction.”

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19 Responses

    1. Why in the hell did you all vote her in, dems like to take over your lifestyle and rule you that’s what they have always done. REMEMBER THIS IN 2 YEARS

  1. I love it so ! Whitmer is the typical Democrat
    .. proving that a pile of excrement can talk and walk around on two legs ! The AG is her butt kissing minion and should be disbarred just for taking up space on planet Earth . Congrats to the courts for givingthem the what for !

  2. THIS GOVERNOR DID NOT EVEN FOLLOW HER OWN ORDER……SHE WAS OUT PROTESTING WITH THE PROTESTERS/RIOTERS ETC………THEN SHE HAS THE NERVE TO CONDEM A PERSON WHO IS TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING!!!!!!! THERE WERE THOUSAND IN THE STREETS…..AND THEY WERE NOT DISTANCING FROM EACH OTHER!!!!! I SAW A PICTURE OF THE GOVERNOR AND SHE WAS AS CLOSE TO THE POEPLE AS SHE COULD GET…….THEN SHE DEMAND THAT OTHERS STAY 6′ APART???????? HYPROCRIPITICAL AT BEST!!!!! OOPS……..I FORGOT SHE IS A DEM!!!!!!! COMMUNIST!!!!!! DICTATOR!!!!!!!!!! THAT ANSWERS FOR ALL THE GOOD SHE HAS DONE FOR THE STATE!!!!!!!! CONGRATS TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HER!!!!!!! GOOD JOB???????

  3. I hope Michigan voters remember this in two years when the Governor’s race happens. It’s not just Whitmer, it is Democrats who want to hurt the economy as a way to get at President Trump.

  4. Concerning ; you can ptotest in lg groups but cant go to church or have a graduation ceremony. This is a travesty & we will. stop it..!!!!

  5. Whitmer is just trying to please the demorats. If Nancy stopped fast where do you think whitmer’s nose would be. She doesn’t care about Michigan she wants to be vp at all costs.

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