More Good COVID News | Michigan Governor’s Covid Orders Tossed by State’s Top Court [Re-Blog]

More Good COVID News | Michigan Governor’s Covid Orders Tossed by State’s Top Court [Re-Blog]

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Photographer: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Photographer: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Dozens of Michigan executive orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to fight the coronavirus pandemic are unconstitutional, the state’s high court ruled Friday in a split decision.

Four of the seven justices ruled that the 1945 statute giving Whitmer (D) unilateral power to issue orders addressing the pandemic violated the state constitution because the law delegated too much power to the governor’s office.

The Michigan Supreme Court ruling invalidates orders ranging from business restrictions to mask mandates, and will require Whitmer to compromise with Republicans on any health emergency orders that extend 28 days.

Whitmer’s powers may have been short-lived even without the ruling. Her pandemic orders have been a rancorous subject in a politically divided state. Republicans hold the majority in both state houses, and conservatives say…

 

READ FULL STORY HERE:Michigan Governor’s Covid Orders Tossed by State’s Top Court

 

This is more good news for the rest of the states in the union. Legal Precedents are being set in record numbers…

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