By a 4-3 majority the Michigan Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional Governor Witmer’s attempt to rule by decree indefinitely based on a statute dating back to World War II. The ruling said that Witmer must get the approval of the legislature for future actions:
That ruling was a surprise to many. I thought the petition drive to repeal the law would be the trigger on stopping the emergency powers. I guess this begs the question: Should we call this court activist?
Witmer had been using the old statute to effectively ignore the legislature for COVID-related measures that suspend civil rights indefinitely. The federal constitution requires a republican form of government; on that basis alone there should be good basis to end rule-by-decree.
And again in Michigan Republicans will have their test. In other states where Republican Governors and State Legislatures have ignored the science of this virus they have failed and the case and death rates keep going up.
The “illustrious” Chris Wallace introduced the “Proud Boys” into the debate. I had never heard of the proud boys and apparently President Trump hadn’t either. Chris Wallace has nothing to be proud about. He should stand down.