Smack Down: Michigan Supreme Court Rules Against Governor’s Emergency Powers

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is screaming and kicking because the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that her reign of tyranny is unconstitutional. Undeterred, however, she will continue to demand that citizens obey her edicts. Over 500,000 signatures have been gathered for the legislature to repeal the 1945 law upon which Whitmer justifies her actions. ⁃ TN Editor

Michigan’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lacks the authority to extend or declare states of emergency in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Democratic governor issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in March and expanded it via another executive order in April. The Republican-controlled legislature passed a resolution to extend the state of emergency, but only until April 30. Whitmer has since issued many more orders related to the pandemic.

Whitmer cited two state laws — the Emergency Management Act of 1976 and the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act from 1945 — as granting her the authority to continue the emergency orders past April 30.

In a 4-3 majority opinion, the state’s high court said she did not have that authority.

“We conclude that the Governor lacked the authority to declare a ‘state of emergency’ or a ‘state of disaster’ under the EMA after April 30, 2020, on the basis of the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, we conclude that the EPGA 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,” wrote Justice Stephen J. Markman on behalf of the majority.

Whitmer responded to the decision calling it “deeply deeply disappointing, and I vehemently disagree with the court’s interpretation of the Michigan Constitution.”

“Right now, every state and the federal government have some form of declared emergency,” Whitmer said in a statement.

The ruling also came the same day that Whitmer rolled back the reopening phase of the state’s Upper Peninsula region, citing an upsurge in cases there.

“With this decision, Michigan will become the sole outlier at a time when the Upper Peninsula is experiencing rates of COVID infection not seen in our state since April,” Whitmer went on to say.

Whitmer’s measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus have been a point of contention between her and Republican lawmakers. In May, as the cases in the state surged, legislators sued the Democratic governor arguing she had overstepped her legal authority in her declarations.

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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kelly pappas

Cases mean nothing!!!!! We must call this scam out at every turn. Kary Mullis who invented the PCR test said never to be used for diagnosis!!! great footage of him saying just that now online!!!!

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Rodney

ALWAYS CASES, never mass DEATH’s, because THERE ARE NONE…. and this evil power crazed creature needs a good kick up the arse.and out of office.

Pft

Alternative sources of authority? Like a Global Government? Why is not the President enforcing the constitution and court rulings like was done to stop segregation in state schools