Days ago, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer could not use the 1945 emergency powers law to hand out blanket mandates. Much to the governor’s chagrin, she actually has to work with the Michigan legislature, a body that is controlled by Republicans.
Despite the clear ruling of the Supreme Court, Whitmer is still desperately fighting to maintain power and control over the lives of others. To do this, the Michigan governor is trying to say that her orders remain in effect for “at least 21 days” while seeking other channels to force through her edicts.
However, the Michigan Supreme Court has already spoken. Sources confirm that Whitmer’s attempt to bend the ruling’s interpretation to preserve her own power ultimately won’t prevail.
The Michigan Supreme Court vs. Governor Whitmer
Since the Michigan Supreme Court determined that Whitmer no longer had the power to invoke the 1945 emergency powers law past April 30, the Democrat is now insisting that some 21-day waiting period has to pass while her orders remain in effect.
This untrue claim from Whitmer also arrives as the Michigan Attorney General announces a refusal to enforce the governor’s orders, following the Supreme Court’s decision.
Whitmer’s claims are simply not accurate. As a matter of fact, Michigan attorney Katherine Henry, who has fought Whitmer in court for months, happily clarified any possible confusion. Henry explained that Whitmer’s executive orders regarding coronavirus now “lack any basis under Michigan law.”
ALL of @GovWhitmer Executive Orders were struck down Friday by the Michigan Supreme Court 7-0! And NO, there is NOT a 21 day waiting period! If you or your business was fined, closed or injured by these unconstitutional EO's, you may be entitled to damages. Consult an attorney. pic.twitter.com/jXQDnSdTP4
— Mike Detmer (@DetmerMike) October 4, 2020
Going forward, Michigan’s House and Senate will have a hand in decisions made regarding COVID-19. Whitmer will have to work with the state legislature and will no longer be able to unilaterally pass sweeping edicts at will.
Since the Supreme Court’s ruling, Whitmer has asserted that Michiganders will ultimately be put in harm’s way by the removal of her blanket mandates and emergency powers.
The Desperation to Cling to Power
Yesterday, the Michigan governor put out a video making all kinds of claims in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision. Whitmer asserted that Michigan coronavirus cases will surge and that “disruption” and “uncertainty” are likely along with harm to the state’s economy.
In another segment, the Democrat governor stated that she will employ “additional powers” to try and get her way. Critics of Whitmer, however, believe that she should have worked with the Michigan legislature, to begin with.
The ruling is because you went against the constitution. If you had worked with the legislature in the beginning it would have not come to this mess. You caused it. also your decision to put sick in nursing homes would have been discussed and not done, saving even more lives.
— Mark P (@msp929Mich) October 6, 2020
In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling, it’s likely that the Democrat governor will face lawsuits if she continues trying to force through sweeping orders at will, without the state legislature’s approval.
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