The Dems might think they could get away with anything, but such is not the case for the Michigan governor when the Michigan Supreme Court shut down her emergency powers.
The Michigan Supreme Court 4-3 decision ruling states that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not have the power to continue her imposed restrictions under two laws passed in 1945 and 1976. The decision described the governor’s act as an “unlawful delegation of legislative power to the executive branch in violation of the Michigan Constitution.”
President Trump quickly jumped in the governor’s demise and tweeted a report of the Washington Times.
The ruling read that Gov. Whitmer’s executive orders response to the COVID-19 pandemic lacks any basis under the state’s law.
It also noted several businesses affected in the restriction order such as “restaurants, cafes, food courts, bars, coffeehouses, brewpubs, taverns, microbreweries, breweries, wineries, distilleries, clubs, tasting rooms, cigar bars, hookah bars, barbershops, vaping lounges, nail salons, hair salons, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, churches, schools, theaters, libraries, cinemas, gymnasiums, museums, public swimming pools, fitness centers, indoor sports facilities, recreation centers, exercise studios, indoor exercise facilities, casinos, spas, and racetracks.”
“These policies exhibit a sweeping scope, both concerning the subjects covered and the power exercised over those subjects. Indeed, they rest on an assertion of power to reorder social life and limit, if not altogether displace, residents’ livelihoods across the state throughout wide-ranging industries,” the state’s high court ruling continued.
According to a FOX2 report, Gov. Whitmer did not take this lightly. She publicly stated that the state’s high court ruling would take effect in 21 days, and until then, her restriction orders are still imposed with the “force of law.”
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling, handed down by a narrow majority of Republican justices, is deeply disappointing, and I vehemently disagree with the court’s interpretation of the Michigan Constitution,” the governor said.
The governor said, “after 21 days, many of the responsive measures I have put in place to control the spread of the virus will continue under alternative sources of authority that were not at issue in today’s ruling.”
Michigan residents can finally go back without restrictions after the executive order’s expiry, which greatly affected their livelihood.