After Court Ruling, AG Will No Longer Enforce Governor’s Executive Orders
Our Michigan Attorney general Dana Nessel urges residents to continue following Covid-19 safety guidelines, even though she will no longer enforce the Governor’s executive orders. This past Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled the Governor does not have authority to extend emergency orders. There are two acts that are law in Michigan, The Emergency Management Act from 1976, and the Emergency Powers of the Governor from 1945, that are in question. Her first order would have ended April 30th, the court ruled, neither act gave the Governor authority to extend the orders after April 30th.
During an interview on CNN’s State on the Union with host Jake Tapper, Governor Whitmer extended her concerns saying the court’s ruling could affect her efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. We are currently seeing case numbers rise in Michigan.
MLive reports “This threat is still very real and the sad irony is on the day that the president was admitted to the hospital with the very virus he called a hoax, the Supreme Court in Michigan undermined my emergency rule, my emergency orders that I’ve had to enact that puts us in the same state as all other states in this nation, to save lives,” the governor said. “We’ve saved thousands of lives and the Supreme Court, on a slim majority Republican vote, undermined that effort.”
The Governor originally said emergency orders would remain in place 21 days after the court's verdict. She also said many of her measures would continue under alternative sources of authority.
According to ClickonDetroit, about 59 percent of Michigan voters approve of the job Gov. Whitmer is doing; 40.7 percent strongly approve, while 30.5 percent strongly disapprove. Whitmer’s job approval was at 43.3 percent in January 2020.
62 percent of independent voters approve of her performance.
52 percent of men approve of her performance.
65 percent of women approve of her performance.
96 percent of Black voters approve of her performance; 52 percent of white voters approve.
60 percent of voters over the age of 65 approve of her performance.
No matter what side of the argument you may be on, it is still especially important for you to protect yourself and others by following CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines. Wear a mask in public, stay 6-10 feet away from others, and wash your hands often. Politics will always be divisive, use your common sense and let us all work together to end this battle.