Michigan Supreme Court Stops Dem Governor From Trying To Bring Back Coronavirus Lockdowns

Michigan’s Democrat governor, Gretchen Whitmer, wanted to bring back her horrible Coronavirus lock down policies, but the state’s supreme court has blocked her from doing so.

Hopefully, this is the beginning of a trend.

The lock downs were horrible for the economy and working people, not to mention basic freedoms.

PJ Media reports:

Mich. Supreme Court Denies Whitmer’s Desperate Attempt to Resurrect COVID Lockdown

On Monday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) could not effectively resurrect her lockdown restrictions to fight the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic for 21 days. Early this month, the court had struck down Whitmer’s decision to extend the lockdown past April 30. Whitmer had argued that the Court’s ruling could not go into effect for 21 days, but the court rejected that claim on Monday.

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Whitmer had claimed that the Emergency Management Act of 1976 and the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 enabled her to extend lockdowns past April 30, but the court struck down the 1945 law as an “unlawful delegation of legislative power to the executive branch in violation of the Michigan Constitution. Accordingly, the executive orders issued by the Governor in response to the Covid-19 pandemic now lack any basis under the Constitution.”

In a statement after the ruling on October 2, Whitmer claimed, “It is important to note that this ruling does not take effect for at least 21 days, and until then, my emergency declaration and orders retain the force of law.” She called the ruling “deeply disappointing.” The governor’s attorneys later asked for 28 days to give the administration time to negotiate with lawmakers and put new restrictions in place.

Yet on Monday, the court ruled that the 21-day rule does not apply in this case because the ruling came in response to questions from a federal judge who sought clarity on the legality of the governor’s actions, Crain’s Detroit Business reported.

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Has Whitmer learned her lesson? Probably not.

The people of Michigan deserve better than Whitmer.


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