Emergency lockdown orders issued by Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are no longer effective, according to state Supreme Court decisions issued Monday.
On Oct. 2, the court issued a 4-3 ruling that said the piece of Michigan law Whitmer used to justify her actions was not applicable to support the unilateral extensions of her original emergency declarations. However, because that was, procedurally, in response to a federal judge, the precise impact of the state court ruling was unclear.
That uncertainty was settled Monday when the court issued another 4-3 ruling in response to a lawsuit from Michigan’s Legislature that also found Whitmer was not allowed to use a 1945 Michigan law as the foundation for a series of executive orders she issued, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“Executive orders issued under that act are of no continuing legal effect,” the court said. “This order is effective upon entry.”