Even people that wear masks and do everything they’re supposed to get the virus, governor. On top of that, the virus has a high survival rate for everybody except the elderly and those with comorbidities. You were elected to serve the people of Michigan but now your people are launching a recall petition. Governor Whitmer, your Supreme court has struck down your emergency orders. If you’re recalled, will police have to escort you out?
The Supreme Court thinks otherwise of your declarations
In a close 4-3 vote the court believes you violated state law by updating your emergency declarations without talking with other lawmakers.
“Our decision leaves open many avenues for the governor and Legislature to work together to address this challenge, and we hope that this will take place,” Justice Stephen Markman said.
The Supreme Court also said the 1976 Emergency Management Act didn’t give her the authority after April 30 to issue or restart another COVID related declaration after 28 days without first talking with the Legislature.
The Supreme Court needed to get her attention
The power drunk leader isn’t happy with it. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling, handed down by a narrow majority of Republican justices, is deeply disappointing, and I vehemently disagree with the Court’s interpretation of the Michigan Constitution. It’s 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.”
Governor Whitmer has indicated she’ll “shop around” for “alternative sources of authority” after the Michigan AG won’t even enforce her powers.
Another attorney spoke up, David Kallman of the Kallman Legal Group mentioned, “Whitmer’s claim she can ignore the Supreme Court for 21 days and still enforce her unconstitutional EO’s is an abuse of power. The court has clearly ruled that her EO’s are invalid and unenforceable, and no legal maneuverings will change this fact. There is no automatic stay of a Supreme Court ruling”.
The Supreme Court has done what it can
If several legal minds have spoken up against the governor in addition to the state’s Supreme Court and she’s still insisting on staying, it’s time for that second petition drive. Michigan people are indeed going door to door to get this done.
Jim Makowski of GAGE (Guarding Against Government Excess) is helping with the language and the effort. “Emergency orders with regard to COVID-19 and nursing homes have actually harmed nursing homes residents, and they’re not doing anything to stop the spread of the disease. Her arbitrary, capricious emergency acts have harmed Michigan’s businesses. We’ve destroyed the economy in this state, and none of her actions have proven to be helpful.”
One million signatures are required to trigger a recall. A prior attempt was thrown out on technicalities.