REPORT: Court rules in case against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after GOP lawmakers challenge her coronavirus restrictions
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The Michigan Court of Claims ruled Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has the authority to keep her state under a state of emergency without legislative approval, after GOP lawmakers challenged her extension of sweeping restrictions.
Republicans in the House and Senate were frustrated with Whitmer’s one-size strategy to stop the spread of coronavirus by keeping people home and shutting businesses in regions minimally affected by the virus and far from the state’s epicenter, the Detroit area.
The article goes on to state the following:
The legislature did not approve the extension of Whitmer’s emergency declaration but she enacted it anyway, extending the stay-at-home order until May 28 but loosening some restrictions. On May 18, Whitmer allowed retail businesses, bars and restaurants in two regions to open at a limited capacity.
— Michigan Attorney General (@MIAttyGen) May 21, 2020
A Michigan court has ruled in favor of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a lawsuit brought by Republican state lawmakers over her coronavirus stay-home order. https://t.co/e2trJQQ4uT
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 21, 2020
BREAKING: In a lawsuit filed by Republican legislators, the Michigan Court of Claims has ruled Gov. Gretchen Whitmer can continue to keep the state under a state of emergency without legislative approval. https://t.co/m0wiqyb2Xu
— Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) May 21, 2020
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