Advocacy News – Oct 13, 2020
Governor Whitmer’s pandemic related executive orders are officially and unequivocally “incompatible with the constitution” and “are of no continuing legal effect” said the Supreme Court in a 6-1 ruling to deny Governor Whitmer’s request that her executive orders remain valid for an additional 28 days.
After the Michigan Supreme Court ruled on October 2nd the law in which the Governor relied on to issue her pandemic related executive orders was unconstitutional, confusion arose around exactly when the orders were invalidated and no longer in effect. The Governor asked the Supreme Court to weigh in on the question and asked her orders stand an additional 28 days. The Supreme Court was clear that no extension was permissible and that all executive orders are invalidated with the October 2nd ruling.
The Supreme Court ruling answered a major question businesses all across Michigan were asking however, many of the orders have been replaced with action taken by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through a different legal justification (see related article: link).
For more information on this most recent ruling, please contact Dan Papineau at email@example.com