Michigan Supreme Court strikes down Gov. Whitmer's emergency powers

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not have authority after April 30 to issue or renew any executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic under the 1976 Emergency Management Act.The court, in its 71-page ruling, also found Whitmer did not possess the authority to exercise emergency powers under the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act because the act violates the Michigan Constitution.The ruling concluded the EPGA violated the Michigan Constitution because it delegated to the executive branch the legislative powers of state govern…

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