October 25, 2020

Michigan Supreme Court strikes down Gov. Whitmer’s controversial lockdown policies

Democrat Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer’s draconian lockdown orders have finally been struck down by the state’s Supreme Court after months of infighting.

The court’s decision marks a major win for the state’s GOP legislators that have been pushing back against the orders that have decimated the state’s economy and infringed on the rights of state residents.

Fox News reported on Saturday:

The court ruled 4-3 that Whitmer’s decision to declare a state of emergency without approval from state legislators was unconstitutional, citing the 1976 Emergency Management Act, which states that “after 28 days, the governor shall issue an executive order… declaring the state of disaster terminated” or request an extension.

The plaintiffs in the case were health care providers who could not perform nonessential medical procedures due to the extension, according to the majority opinion.

“The court has restored the voices of 10 million Michiganders by reaffirming the constitutional protections of checks and balances afforded through the separation of powers,” Patrick Wright, vice president for legal affairs at the Mackinac Center, which brought the lawsuit against Whitmer that led to the decision, said in a statement.

Whitmer issued a defiant statement soon after the ruling, saying that she “vehemently disagrees” with the decision and is “deeply disappointed” by the court’s actions.

Whitmer also triumphantly noted that the ruling does “not take effect for at least 21 days,” and that lockdown rules will stay in place until then. After the 21 days expires, Whitmer said that “many of the responsive measures will continue under alternative sources of authority.”

One of the plantiffs in the case, Dr. Randall Baker, said she and two other medical practitioners are “thankful for the rule of justice and that we can put patients first, like we’ve been trained and desire to do,” adding, “it’s a great day for the people of Michigan.”

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9 Responses

  1. And if Dems get in they’ll lock down the nation, and let entire economy implode…their big government will have easy access to run your life! Wake up America…

  2. Great for Michigan, now they must remove the witch who is the gov.! Shes toxic for our country especially for Michigans.!!!

  3. Get rid ov all ov dem dere demoncrap governors.They r trash so kick them to the curb and let the garbage man pick them up.

  4. according to attorney Katherine Henry she states that Whitmer does not have 21 days, that when the court decided her EO’s illegal and unconstitutional they decided that day they no longer apply. That MI businesses should all open, that the masks is not needed and they can not make you wear it as a condition of work and no one can ban you for not wearing! Gov Whitmer’s 21 day rule is another of her illegal decisions and does not stand as the order was immediate in cancelling all her illegal EO’s

  5. Have Michiganers thought about doing a recall on this witch.
    How funny it becomes now that her husband demanded back when that a boat house operator put the Whitmers’ boat in the water so the Whitmers could enjoy a weekend on the lake. What a shame. The boat in the water may have resulted in a horrific boating accident ending the reign of terror by this loser b/[email protected]#. Her reign can still be brought to an end Michigan.

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