Michigan Supreme Court: Ruling Against Whitmer’s Emergency Authority Effective Now
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency orders in her response to the coronavirus have been struck down effective immediately.
Her emergency orders were already deemed unconstitutional by the Michigan Supreme Court back on October 2.
Monday, the court ruled to deny the governor’s request to stay the decision for a few weeks.
The denial was a 4-3 vote, the same as the original ruling earlier this month.
New emergency orders from the state’s health department director are not affected and are still in place.
Those orders mostly replicated the governor’s mask requirements, restrictions on gathering sizes and restaurant capacities, and more.