The Michigan Supreme Court told Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday that her pandemic executive orders “are of no continuing legal effect,” after Whitmer filed a Motion last week to extend the delay of the effective day of the court’s previous ruling that ruled Whitmer’s pandemic executive orders were unconstitutional.
The state Supreme Court ruled Oct. 2 that Whitmer’s extension of emergency declarations used to mandate lockdown restriction were unconstitutional. However, the ruling caused confusion since it reached the Supreme Court in a rather unconventional matter. A federal judge asked the court about the constitutionality of two laws related to Whitmer’s emergency powers executive orders, according to Fox News.
Following the order, Whitmer asked the justices on Oct. 5 to give her administration 28 days to transition and find other “alternative executive authority” to address pandemic related issues, according to CNN. (RELATED: ‘I’m Not Changing The Way I Run This State’: Whitmer Refuses To Apologize For Coronavirus Restrictions)
Her administration reimplemented mask requirements, gathering limits and other restrictions through the state health department, according to WZZM 13. However, legislators are negotiating with Whitmer separately to deal with other orders negated by the ruling like unemployment benefit