The Supreme Court just rejected her and millions of people across the country are stunned. No one expected this to happen, and it could have major political implications countrywide.
Rejecting the coronavirus orders of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), the state Supreme Court — in a 4-3 ruling — declared that her “are of no continuing legal effect” and must end immediately. Whitmer had appealed for more time.
This was the second ruling against the liberal governor’s unconstitutional, severely restrictive, and impossible-to-enforce orders related to the COVID-19 crisis, which she claimed under the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act.
But she cannot claims such powers indefinitely. It is why the majority noted that their ruling “leaves open many avenues for our Governor and Legislature to work together in a cooperative spirit and constitutional manner to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Now, Whitmer must actually include the Michigan Legislature — the actual lawmakers — in the process. This is a major win for the separation of powers. The executive branch cannot make law or extend its authority beyond what is legally allowed.
More cases like this should be brought in other states, especially those with Democrat governors that have refused to find a balance in their approach and opted for tyrannical, European-style lockdowns of varying degree.
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