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Thu May 21, 2020, 07:45 PM

Judge tosses Legislature's lawsuit over Gov. Whitmer's emergency powers

Source: Detroit Free Press

A judge tossed a lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers that challenged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's use of emergency powers to lock down the state amid the coronavirus pandemic, providing a big political win for the governor at least for now.

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens sided with the governor, a Democrat, in an opinion issued Thursday afternoon that ends the lawsuit.

Legal experts had said such an outcome was likely. Republicans have pledged to appeal the judge's ruling.

The lawsuit, filed May 7 by the Republican-controlled state House and Senate, argued that Whitmer's emergency orders, including the stay-at-home order that runs through May 28, were invalid because of a lack of statutory authority.

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/2020/05/21/judge-tosses-legislatures-lawsuit-whitmers-powers/5239366002/

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:07 PM

1. "Invalid because of a lack of statutory authority," my #ss! They never read that part of the

State Constitution. Not that they'd understand the references to "the people" to begin with.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:38 PM

5. They haven't had to worry about inconvenient details like the State Constitution. They've been able

to run roughshod over the state unimpeded for over a decade so they're not used to being told no. They had the majority in the State House, a supermajority in the State Senate, the Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court were all republicans. All that changed in 2018. The Executive Branch are all Democrats and the gop lost their supermajority in the Senate and lost several seats in the House.

The party's over, MIgop. And the legislature still refuses to do anything about the damned roads. And bridges. And DAMS.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:32 PM

2. Good!

These GOP idiots apparently don't have any real work to do. Hopefully they'll get fired by the people.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:29 PM

3. Good. Those jerks really are doing everything they can to lose their majority.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:36 PM

4. Thank Goodness!

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