The Michigan Supreme Court has struck down a law from 1945 that was being exploited by Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) to justify her draconian and unconstitutional lockdown of the state.
The court ruled that 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 is a massive victory for the people of Michigan who have had to deal with one of the worst lockdowns in the entire nation.
Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield said, “The Supreme Court ruled today in agreement with the legislature that the 1945 law is unconstitutional. 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.”
Gretchen Whitmer without a doubt abused the coronavirus crisis to both consolidate power to herself and generally inconvenience the life of all Michigan state residents.
From banning the sales of basic items like plant seeds for no discernable reason to abusing her executive powers, Michigan representatives have a lot of thinking to do on why they elected Whitmer to lead them.
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