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Michigan Supreme Court strikes down Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 lock down measures

October 2, 2020

Some states have used the COVID-19 pandemic to impose draconian measures under the guise of keeping the people safe. We have seen state governors issue regulations in various degrees of authoritarian nature with some of the toughest being from wanna be tyrant Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan.

Her measures are so strict that you might remember her husband had a “do you know who I am?” moment when he tried to use his status to flout the rules his wife put in place in the state.

While most states are trying to get back to a state of normalcy there are a few Governors out there who are not willing to give up the power they usurped and Gretchen Whitmer is one such Governor. She has continued to hold her subjects hostage but that is about to change.

Today the Michigan Supreme Court struck down the law Governor Whitmer was using to justify her abuse of power, and ruled her regulations were in violation of the state constitution, here is more:

The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday struck down a 1945 law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has been using to keep the state locked down since April.

Whitmer has repeatedly extended a “state of emergency” for the past several months and pointed to a World War II-era law to do so, most recently lengthening it until October 27.

The Court concluded the Emergency Powers of Governor Act:

…is in violation of the Constitution of our state because it purports to delegate to the executive branch the legislative powers of state government–including its plenary police powers–and to allow the exercise of such powers indefinitely. As a consequence, the EPGA cannot continue to provide a basis for the Governor to exercise emergency powers.

This was met thusly by the Michigan House Speaker:

The Supreme Court ruled today in agreement with the legislature that the 1945 law is unconstitutional,” Chatfield wrote.

“The governor had no right to extend the state of emergency over the Legislature’s objection. Our Constitution matters, and this was a big win for our democratic process.”

As Fred Wszolek, spokesman for Unlock Michigan, said “Michigan is now unlocked.”

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce Booher permalink
    October 2, 2020 8:05 pm

    If only CA could get some legal relief. Our Governor Gavin Mussolini is more drunk on power than ever. In the middle of record breaking fire and pandemic, Pretty Boy has banned gas powered cars. Just what we needed. “But wait, there’s more”
    Just as a few more counties were allowed to open up some indor services, this POS changed things again. Now, even if the counties met the requirements to open, the counties will be forced to stay closed unless “Black and Brown” people have the same numbers as the county. Yep, CA has a racist componet to being able to open. I told everyone I could that if Pretty Boy was elected, he would make Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown look like Barry Goldwater.

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    • October 3, 2020 6:05 pm

      WOW! This is insane, you do have a recall process in California if I remember correctly. If so it is time to begin that process!

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  2. October 2, 2020 8:46 pm

    Here is PA we weren’t so lucky. They upheld the Gov’s restrictions.

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  3. MaddMedic permalink
    October 3, 2020 7:54 am

    Gov. Timmy Walz keeps getting his way here in Minnesota also. Apparently some of us live in States where the Left ‘packed’ the Supreme Courts…..

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  4. October 5, 2020 9:13 am

    Hopefully the far left plot to keep everyone in lock-down (and prepare them for their Marxist rule) will backfire. Hopefully, citizens will look at the idiotic and insane government in California and realize this is what is in store for America if they do not support Trump and American freedom in November.

    For whatever reason, I still cannot like the other comments on your site but at least I can comment partially….probably censorship. 😮

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