The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously struck down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 executive lockdown orders, striking a blow for the rule of law over the whims of power-hungry Democratic governors.
“The Governor does not possess the authority to exercise emergency powers under the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 (the EPGA), MCL 10.31 et seq., because that act is an unlawful delegation of legislative power to the executive branch in violation of the Michigan Constitution,” the court said in its 7-0 opinion Oct. 2.
“Accordingly, the executive orders issued by the Governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic now lack any basis under Michigan law,” it said.
Attorney Katherine Henry, who spent the last six months arguing against Whitmer’s orders, responded to the ruling by inviting the state’s residents to “burn your masks” and get back to business, WJBK-TV reported.
“That means burn your masks right now if you didn’t already. Open your gym and movie theater and