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Michigan's Crazed Governor Gretchen Whitmer Bans "Travel Between Residences"

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detailed explanation as to why the chief executive of a state somehow felt okay with banning power boats specifically
She was asked that on the radio......... are you ready..........

Social distancing is not possible at gas pumps. Yea no kidding!
 

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Thinking more and more this is to drag out to stop Trump rally's.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/n...n-state-emergency-through-july-16/3215662001/

Whitmer extends Michigan's state of emergency through July 16
Beth LeBlanc, The Detroit News Published 2:13 p.m. ET June 18, 2020 | Updated 7:22 p.m. ET June 18, 2020

Lansing — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan's state of emergency Thursday through July 16 as a federal judge asked the state Supreme Court to clarify the governor's emergency powers.

The declaration, which was set to expire Friday, allows the Democratic governor continued authority to issue the executive orders that have created the framework for the state's coronavirus-restricted activity in recent months. Whitmer's response to the pandemic has so far included 122 executive orders.

“The aggressive measures we took at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have worked to flatten the curve, but there is still more to be done to prevent a second wave,” Whitmer said in a statement.

The announcement came hours before individuals planned to gather on the Michigan Capitol steps for a second American Patriot Rally focused on "A Well Regulated Militia."

The initial American Patriot Rally on April 30 came at the height of furor over Whitmer's stay-at-home order as dozens of protesters, some armed, gathered outside the House chamber and demanded to be allowed inside. Michigan State Police troopers blocked the entrance.

The stay-at-home order has since been rescinded. Speeches planned for the event included one focused on "The Responsible 2nd Amendment American" and a panel discussion on "Who runs this state? How the people are holding the government accountable."

Whitmer noted in her Thursday announcement that nearly every state in the nation is maintaining its state of emergency to maintain flexibility throughout the pandemic. The Republican-led Legislature has sued in state court to stop the state of emergency, arguing the governor has exceeded her power and violated the Michigan Constitution.

A federal judge asked the Michigan Supreme Court Thursday to clarify whether Whitmer has the authority to continue issuing or renewing executive orders under either of the two state laws that govern her emergency powers.

The order stems from a federal lawsuit by a Grand Rapids medical center filed against Whitmer's order banning non-essential procedures, but the root questions raised by U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney closely mirror those argued by the Michigan Legislature.

The federal and state lawsuits are seeking answers to whether state law allowed for the governor's emergency powers to continue after April 30, even without legislative approvals, and whether the emergency laws giving Whitmer virtually limitless authority violate the separation of powers between the governor and Legislature in Michigan's Constitution.

The Legislature and Whitmer, in a separate lawsuit, recently tried to bypass the Michigan Court of Appeals and get the state's high court to address similar questions regarding the governor's emergency powers. But in a 4-3 vote, the justices rejected the request and sent the case first to the Court of Appeals where oral arguments are set to begin in August.

In May, state Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens ruled in the Legislature's lawsuit that Whitmer had the legal authority to extend Michigan's state of emergency under the 1945. But she ruled Whitmer exceeded her authority under the 1976 law, which requires Legislative approval for an extension after the initial 28-day emergency has expired.

Maloney's Thursday opinion certifies the two questions to the Michigan Supreme Court, which can rule on the questions or ignore them.

At a Wednesday news conference, Whitmer indicated she would extend the state of emergency and took another swipe at the Republican-led Legislature without naming it, saying that any attempt to strip her emergency powers "is irresponsible, dangerous and foolish."

Whitmer's extension of the state of emergency was criticized by Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox, who called for Whitmer to end her "experiment with executive dictatorship."

"Our nation works because our system of checks and balances ensures that no individual can become too powerful, yet Gov. Whitmer has used the COVID-19 crisis to elevate her office to unprecedented levels of power," Cox said in a statement.

In recent weeks, as the daily and weekly COVID-19 case and death numbers have declined, Whitmer's restrictive stay-home order and other limitations on regular activity have gradually been loosened. But the governor argued in the Thursday state of emergency declaration that "this global pandemic is far from over."

The threat of a second wave or a large spike in rural counties, where people are traveling in the summer months, requires ongoing vigilance and state coordination, Whitmer said. In addition, the state's path back to normal will need continued guidance.

"Life will not be back to normal for some time to come," she said.

The continuing state of emergency seemed to prompt the request to Michigan's high court from Maloney, who wrote that he didn't want to "interpret a novel question of state law for the first time."

A federal judge may certify a question to the high court when there is a legal issue or term that arises in federal litigation but depends on state law for its meaning, said Justin R. Long, an associate professor at Wayne State University Law School.

Certification is uncommon, but not extraordinary, Long said, adding that it likely happens nationwide about "a dozen times a year."

Typically, Long said, "state high courts are much more likely to grant a federal judge’s request to decide something like this than they are to accept an appeal from a lower court."

In the Grand Rapids case, while the ban on non-essential procedures has been lifted, Whitmer's executive orders still apply to the medical centers because they now require the businesses to comply with new workplace safety requirements, Maloney said.

When asked Wednesday how the state would gauge when it had passed the point of the risk of a second wave of COVID-19 cases, Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said the state will be monitoring case numbers, hospital capacity and testing capacity, but there will be no "special number" that will signal the state is free to go back to normal.

"Until we have an effective antiviral or a vaccine that's not just available but ... people are getting the vaccine broadly, we’re going to have to live in kind of a different way across the state," Khaldun said.
 

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Excellent Smithers! The harder Governor Cruella pushes the people the angrier they'll get. At some point they might even become angry enough to stop whining, get off their couches and actually take some action.

The founders would have shot these tyrants in power by now!
 

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why are there not judges to dismiss this bs like there are judges to approve murder in the womb???

we've been played fellas....

but then, der to me
 

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why are there not judges to dismiss this bs like there are judges to approve murder in the womb???

we've been played fellas....

but then, der to me
what makes anyone think judges aren't as bad or worse then the politicians in power. If anything they're even more on the take since they make all the key decisions. The corruption is rampant!
 

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Seems someone overstepped their bounds........

Great video at link.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/michigan-drops-lawsuit-barber-defying-whitmer-coronavirus-lockdown.amp

Michigan drops lawsuit against barber who reopened in defiance of Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown
The state of Michigan has agreed to drop the lawsuit against a barber who stood in defiance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown and refused to close his shop.

Karl Manke, a 77-year-old who has operated his shop in Owosso for 60 years, was granted a full and final dismissal of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ lawsuit seeking to shut him down, according to court documents obtained by FOX66 Flint.

MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH BARBER WHO REOPENED IN DEFIANCE OF WHITMER’S CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

“I am glad the state has finally realized I am not a health threat to anyone and that I have a right to continue to cut hair,” Manke said in a statement issued by his attorney, David A. Kallman, according to MLive.com. “The courts have consistently upheld my constitutional rights affirming that the governor’s attempts to shut me down were out of line.”
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Karl Manke, 77, waves to people gathered just before a press conference on May 11 at Karl Manke's Beauty & Barber Shop in Owosso, Mich. Manke has battled the state for over a month after he defied the governor's order not to conduct business. (Sarahbeth Maney/The Flint Journal via AP)
Since reopening his shop May 4, Manke was issued at least two citations and charged with a misdemeanor and had his license suspended.

But the 77-year-old stood his ground during the month-long legal battle against the state, which claimed he was a danger to public health for operating his shop during the COVID-19 shutdown, and even continued to cut hair.

MICHIGAN GOV. WHITMER APOLOGIZES AFTER TELLING RESIDENTS TO 'GOOGLE HOW TO DO A HAIRCUT'

Manke scored a victory earlier this month after the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously sided with him, ruling that the state appeals court didn’t follow proper procedure to make its decision.

A pending appeal in the Michigan Court of Appeals will also be dropped as a result of the agreement, according to local reports.

Manke also had his license reinstated last week when Michigan allowed barbershops and salons to reopen statewide. Whitmer’s executive order had shut those businesses down since March 17.

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However, Kallman said Manke is still facing misdemeanor criminal charges filed by the Shiawassee County Prosecutor’s Office, according to the outlet. He also said the barber will contest a still-pending formal complaint the state filed against him at a hearing on July 15.
 

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Now its time to remove Governor Cruella from power! This bitch needs a come to Jesus experience!
 

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Thinking more and more this is to drag out to stop Trump rally's.
Yep, that's the objective. We should see a huge spike in CV19 infections in Tulsa in 14 days... or not.


Seems someone overstepped their bounds........
I think the city lawyers got together and told Cruella she was gonna be skewered on a Constitutional pike if she ran this up the pole...
 

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Gretchen Whitmer to ‘Very Seriously’ Consider Trying to Prevent Trump Rally in Michigan
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Go ahead and try bitch, you know you’re being investigated right? This picture oozes evil. Memes anons

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said recently that she “would think very seriously about” trying to keep President Trump from holding a rally in her state.

“We know that congregating without masks, especially at an indoor facility, is the worst thing to do in the midst of a global pandemic,” she told the Associated Press (AP).

However, Whitmer added that she was not aware of the specific legal tools available to prevent a rally from happening.

“I just know we have limitations on the number of people that can gather and that we’re taking this seriously,” she said.

Wednesday, the governor rebuked the legislature and citizens who were circulating petitions that she claimed were an attempt to limit her power, according to Breitbart News.

“I want to be very clear, any attempt to strip away the powers of the governor during this time is irresponsible, dangerous, and foolish,” Whitmer said.

The Restore Freedom Initiative would amend the state Constitution to, among other things, “clarify the separation of powers, foundations and functions of government” and “guarantee the constitutional limitations of government during emergencies.”

Thursday, the governor signed an executive order to extend the “state of emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic until July 16,” according to her office’s website.

The governor stated:

The aggressive measures we took at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have worked to flatten the curve, but there is still more to be done to prevent a second wave. We owe it to the heroes on the front lines to keep doing our part by wearing a mask when in public and practicing social distancing. Now is not the time to get complacent. We must continue to stay vigilant and flexible in order to reduce the chance of a second wave.

However, the governor’s office also noted that “with the reduction in COVID-19 case counts, Governor Whitmer has relaxed restrictions over the last several weeks on business activities and daily life.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/22/gretchen-whitmer-to-very-seriously-consider-trying-to-prevent-trump-rally-in-michigan/
 

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what makes anyone think judges aren't as bad or worse then the politicians in power. If anything they're even more on the take since they make all the key decisions. The corruption is rampant!
Judges are the melding of 2 of the worst professions...attorneys and politicians...and with the addition of a $10 black robe...they mysteriously take on a sheen of respectability and gravitas...

Funny how that works...
 

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When will the folks in Michigan have enough of that twit?
 

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When will the folks in Michigan have enough of that twit?
Are you kidding? She'll probably get reelected for another term. The average American voter is an idiot!
 

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https://www.dailywire.com/news/gop-...quests-to-testify-over-michigan-nursing-homes

GOP Reps Say Whitmer ‘Stonewalling’ Requests To Testify Over Michigan Nursing Homes
By Tim Pearce

Jun 23rd, 2020 DailyWire.com




Rep. Steve Scalise accused Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of “stonewalling” House Republicans for rejecting a request to testify over her state’s pandemic policies for long-term care facilities.

Scalise (R-LA) is the top Republican on the House committee on the coronavirus crisis. Republicans on the committee are pushing a handful of governors, including the Democrat Whitmer, to answer for the significant coronavirus death toll among nursing home residents in their states.


The governor rebuffed a request by the GOP to appear before the committee and answer questions on her nursing home policies, which a bipartisan group of state lawmakers say has made the pandemic’s effects on nursing homes worse. Whitmer accused Scalise in a letter on Friday of Congressional overreach, also noting that the committee’s Republicans, as the minority, lacked authority to use subpoena powers without Democrats on the committee approving.

“I hope that as members of a federal body tasked with oversight of the federal executive branch during this unprecedented public health crisis you refrain from encroaching on the sovereign power of a state government to deal with state matters,” Whitmer said, according to the Detroit News.

Scalise responded to Whitmer in a statement saying: “We will continue to call on our Democrat colleagues to join us in getting to the bottom of this and look for other ways to obtain the information being withheld. Her stonewalling will not deter us from getting the answers these families deserve.”


Just under a third of Michigan’s total fatalities from the coronavirus were nursing home residents. The state reports that 1,979 residents in long-term care facilities have died from Covid-19 while, according to Johns Hopkins University, 6,079 people have died from the virus overall.

State lawmakers have blamed Whitmer’s policies for increasing the disease fatality rate in one of the state’s most vulnerable populations. Michigan followed a strategy similar to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo placing hospitalized coronavirus patients back into nursing homes before they test negative for the disease.

Last week, Michigan’s Senate and House passed resolutions condemning Whitmer and calling for her to end her administration’s nursing home strategy, which turns select nursing homes into “hubs” housing patients infected and uninfected with the coronavirus. The facilities are approved by the state, presumably with the ability to safely house both types of patients. Reports suggest that the hubs are failing to limit the spread of coronavirus, however.


State Rep. Leslie Love, a Democrat, told legislators last month that her mother, who lives in one of the hubs, contracted the coronavirus after infected patients moved into the facility.

According to Michigan health department guidance, the hub system was designed to be used as a last resort, and nursing home residents hospitalized for the virus were to be placed back in their original care facility if the facility could care for them. Early confusion in the law left nursing home operators unsure of how much say they had in rejecting coronavirus patients from returning to facilities, however.
 

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Negligent Death Law and Legal Definition
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Cuomo (NY)
Wolf (PA)
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Wrongful Death Statutes

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https://www.dailywire.com/news/gop-...quests-to-testify-over-michigan-nursing-homes

GOP Reps Say Whitmer ‘Stonewalling’ Requests To Testify Over Michigan Nursing Homes
By Tim Pearce

Jun 23rd, 2020 DailyWire.com




Rep. Steve Scalise accused Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of “stonewalling” House Republicans for rejecting a request to testify over her state’s pandemic policies for long-term care facilities.

Scalise (R-LA) is the top Republican on the House committee on the coronavirus crisis. Republicans on the committee are pushing a handful of governors, including the Democrat Whitmer, to answer for the significant coronavirus death toll among nursing home residents in their states.


The governor rebuffed a request by the GOP to appear before the committee and answer questions on her nursing home policies, which a bipartisan group of state lawmakers say has made the pandemic’s effects on nursing homes worse. Whitmer accused Scalise in a letter on Friday of Congressional overreach, also noting that the committee’s Republicans, as the minority, lacked authority to use subpoena powers without Democrats on the committee approving.

“I hope that as members of a federal body tasked with oversight of the federal executive branch during this unprecedented public health crisis you refrain from encroaching on the sovereign power of a state government to deal with state matters,” Whitmer said, according to the Detroit News.

Scalise responded to Whitmer in a statement saying: “We will continue to call on our Democrat colleagues to join us in getting to the bottom of this and look for other ways to obtain the information being withheld. Her stonewalling will not deter us from getting the answers these families deserve.”


Just under a third of Michigan’s total fatalities from the coronavirus were nursing home residents. The state reports that 1,979 residents in long-term care facilities have died from Covid-19 while, according to Johns Hopkins University, 6,079 people have died from the virus overall.

State lawmakers have blamed Whitmer’s policies for increasing the disease fatality rate in one of the state’s most vulnerable populations. Michigan followed a strategy similar to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo placing hospitalized coronavirus patients back into nursing homes before they test negative for the disease.

Last week, Michigan’s Senate and House passed resolutions condemning Whitmer and calling for her to end her administration’s nursing home strategy, which turns select nursing homes into “hubs” housing patients infected and uninfected with the coronavirus. The facilities are approved by the state, presumably with the ability to safely house both types of patients. Reports suggest that the hubs are failing to limit the spread of coronavirus, however.


State Rep. Leslie Love, a Democrat, told legislators last month that her mother, who lives in one of the hubs, contracted the coronavirus after infected patients moved into the facility.

According to Michigan health department guidance, the hub system was designed to be used as a last resort, and nursing home residents hospitalized for the virus were to be placed back in their original care facility if the facility could care for them. Early confusion in the law left nursing home operators unsure of how much say they had in rejecting coronavirus patients from returning to facilities, however.
Drag her to jail by her fucking hair!
 

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I have noticed a pattern of leftists using any excuse necessary to avoid testifying in scandals. It seems they are putting it off in hope DJT is defeated in the upcoming election. I think they are all pinning their hopes on that. They believe that they will be able to steal it back from him. Because they aren't even trying to get Quid-Pro-Joe to campaign beyond the cursory showings.
 

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The Republican-led Legislature has sued in state court to stop the state of emergency, arguing the governor has exceeded her power and violated the Michigan Constitution.
Well...DUH!

Further, she and Cuomo need to be removed from office and tried for murder. It was beyond irresponsible to authorize hospitals to move symptomatic victims of the virus to nursing homes to mingle with vulnerable un-infected residents there. ...and these aholes have the audacity to compare the president to a nazi? Gimme a freaking break. This repugnant behavior more closely resembles a "final solution" than anything I've seen from DJT.
 

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So the lovely Mrs. Alton and I spent the this past weekend in Port Huron, Michigan. We were there to celebrate a friend's birthday, he just turned 61. despite Grinchen Witless's maniacal rulings we stayed at a hotel WITHOUT masks right by the Bluewater Bridge which is the end of US 94/69 and a major gateway to Canuckistan...staffed and patrolled by the MASKLESS US Border Guard/Homeland Security.

We arrived Friday evening and commenced to partying at 10am Saturday at my friend's house. We had 3 bands. I did sound and even got up to play a set. I engaged in commerce by buying a 3/4 ton truck my friend's boss had for sale. Didn't even use hand sanitizer when I paid him cash! The Decrees of the Great Grinchen were entirely ignored! Further south boaters gathered around an island...a few hundred boats and about 4,000 revelers surrounded an island in St. Clair River or Lake, I missed that detail on the news being quite distracted by all the bikini bottoms, anyway it was the biggest party of it's kind in the world and the passage of the late Friday night/early Saturday morning storm left the sky bright, clear and sunny. A perfect day for all kinds of outdoor parties!

Cops and sheriffs admitted there was nothing they could or would do to enforce Grinchen directives or to stifle various parties and events in the area.

Sunday, after the partying, Mrs. Alton and were set to depart toward home after we went to a local restaurant, again without masks and hand sanitizer, to have breakfast with our friends. Our party of 4 was enlarged to a party of 10 when their daughter's family decided they would come along to share breakfast and to see us off. The party expanded again to 15 when the son showed up with his family and join in the early day's festivities. The folks at the restaurant did a magnificent job of accommodating us even with having to bend the 6' social distancing decree of the Great Grinchen in order to seat all of us together. I kinda wish Grinchen would have graced us with her presence because I've never seen a governors head explode then have her stormtroopers laugh at her. Would have been the best send off ever!

Anyway, a great time was still had by all! Today I recovered and tomorrow I'll be off to see my mechanic to have him deal with a few minor issues with the new truck like the speedometer. Poor Mrs. Alton was challenged in keeping up with me on the way home. Speedometer said I was doing 70 but Mrs. Alton said I was going much faster as she had to get up to 90 to keep up. If you saw a white streak on 69 last Sunday that was probably me. Nothing like a 4.5 hour shakedown cruise through beautiful Michigan! Grinchen missed that too.
 

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The worthless one was on the radio again. High points I can remember. Read like it's Charlie Browns teacher blathering on and on and on and on and on.
* Feds need to send money.
* My lock downs worked and we have low numbers.
* My lock downs need to be tighter because numbers are going up.
* I'm saving lives here give me a pat on the back will ya!
* Her daughter is a SR & she wants her to have a graduation & prom & class trip so don't fuk this up for me you filthy heathens.
* I, me, my
* If you want schools open we need more money cuz we gotta clean everything. It don't matter that you don't have a job.
* Masks, 6 ft, don't go anywhere unless you really need to.
* Oh by the way we have regional rules and lockdown levels. (I noticed they never had a fully open level)
* Bla, bal bla

Then the minister of health disinformation gets up there;
* Masks, 6 ft, safe, numbers going up bla bla bla

Then a bunch of school supers get up there.
* Bla, bla, bla we need money, you need child care, bla bla

When I go back & read it it's just to bad they droned on for 45+ minutes!
 
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they want us to pay them for their narcissism...they are Entitled!
 

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Historic Ruling Today Thanks To Representative Darren Bailey - Governor Pritzker's Executive Orders After April 8, 2020 Void Ab Initio

BY Kirk Allen

ON July 2, 2020



Clay County, IL (ECWd) -



Current Illinois law provides that the Governor has broad powers during the first thirty (30) days of a disaster and the Illinois Department of Public health and local county health departments have supreme authority as it relates to a pandemic. However, our Governor issued Executive Order after Executive Order well beyond the authorized 30-day time frame.



State Representative Bailey recognized early on that the Governor was violating the intent of the law. Shortly after that Representative Bailey moved forward with his suit against the Governor.



The Governor and the General Assembly have had sufficient time to address the constitutional problems in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act. Here is the rub.



The General Assembly met, but did not correct or fix the statute. A do-nothing General Assembly if there ever was one.



Instead, the Governor and Illinois Attorney General moved to transfer the Bailey case which challenged Illinois' multiple Executive Orders from state court to the federal court system. Representative Bailey called this blatant forum shopping.



Then the federal court judge sat on the case as long as he could, again giving the General Assembly and Governor more time to fix the statute.



Again, the General Assembly did nothing to fix the statute. Double Gobsmacked.



The USDOJ (yes that Bill Barr) then intervened in the federal court case, and argued that the federal court judge should immediately return the Bailey v. Pritzker dispute to state court. USDOJ agreed that our state Attorney General engaged in forum shopping. The federal judge then remanded the case back to state court without even addressing the USDOJ filing.



Today the state court judge issued his ruling and criticized the Governor for his repeated executive orders to address the pandemic when the law only gives the Governor powers for the first 30 days of a pandemic. See attached order right off the judge's bench. Paragraph 6 applies the ruling to all citizens of the State of Illinois.



Following the hearing, the Illinois AG told the news that the Governor and Attorney General intend to appeal to the Illinois Appellate Court, and then the Illinois Supreme Court. However, this will require the courts to engage in judicial activism/Alice in wonderland legal analysis to somehow justify the ultra vires Executive Orders issued by our Governor, and worse, reverse today's well reasoned judicial ruling.



This could all be avoided if the General Assembly would just meet and fix the law…..just like other states have done.



There you have it….Happy Fourth.



Below is a copy of the Interview we had with Representative Bailey and his attorney Tom DeVore after the hearing as well as footage of the CNN interview that did not appear to go to well for CNN.



https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/07/historic-ruling-today-thanks-to-representative-darren-bailey-governor-pritzkers-executive-orders-after-april-8-2020-void-ab-initio/

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IL Court says Governor has no authority past first 30 days EO

BOOM
 

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Judge Nukes Ill. Lockdown: Pritzker 'Had No Authority' to Restrict Movement and Close Businesses



Illinois Circuit Court Judge Mike McHaney ruled on Thursday that Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois had no lawful authority to declare endless disasters past the initial thirty days. Ruling on a lawsuit filed by State House Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Ill.), Judge McHaney wrote, “The court declares that Defendant had no constitutional authority as Governor to restrict a citizen’s movement or activities and/or forcibly close business premises in EO 32.”

Illinois lockdown was illegal and unconstitutional



Bailey’s lawsuit alleged that the governor had abused his powers and overstepped his authority by ordering Illinoisans to stay home and shutter their businesses because of COVID-19. The judge also clarified that the lawful authority belongs to the Health Department in a time of health crisis and not the governor. This could open the door for the Health Department to take over the authoritarian role from Governor Pritzker in directing lockdowns, but for now, all of Pritzker’s executive orders aren’t worth the paper they were printed on.



Bailey tweeted out a celebratory announcement after the ruling.



https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2020/07/02/judge-nukes-ill-lockdown-pritzker-had-no-authority-to-restrict-movement-and-close-businesses-n600395

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Congrats Illinois!
 

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Judge Nukes Ill. Lockdown: Pritzker 'Had No Authority' to Restrict Movement and Close Businesses



Illinois Circuit Court Judge Mike McHaney ruled on Thursday that Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois had no lawful authority to declare endless disasters past the initial thirty days. Ruling on a lawsuit filed by State House Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Ill.), Judge McHaney wrote, “The court declares that Defendant had no constitutional authority as Governor to restrict a citizen’s movement or activities and/or forcibly close business premises in EO 32.”

Illinois lockdown was illegal and unconstitutional



Bailey’s lawsuit alleged that the governor had abused his powers and overstepped his authority by ordering Illinoisans to stay home and shutter their businesses because of COVID-19. The judge also clarified that the lawful authority belongs to the Health Department in a time of health crisis and not the governor. This could open the door for the Health Department to take over the authoritarian role from Governor Pritzker in directing lockdowns, but for now, all of Pritzker’s executive orders aren’t worth the paper they were printed on.



Bailey tweeted out a celebratory announcement after the ruling.



https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2020/07/02/judge-nukes-ill-lockdown-pritzker-had-no-authority-to-restrict-movement-and-close-businesses-n600395

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Congrats Illinois!
Do I still have to wear my mask at Chicago O'HARE airport?
 

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Must punish the people that do not obey me! The great leader & life saver of Michigan.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/lo...ving-phase-5-recovery-coronavirus/5350091002/

Phase 5 by July 4? 'That's not going to happen,' says Gov. Whitmer

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, concerned by the recent uptick in coronavirus cases in Michigan, did not announce new restrictions on the economy Tuesday, but said it is possible the state may have to take that route.
"I'm not announcing any change today, but we are constantly looking at the data," Whitmer said at a news conference, after announcing her plans for the resumption of in-person schooling in the fall.
Whitmer had said she hoped to be able to announce that south and central Michigan could join northern Michigan in Phase 5 of her six-phase reopening plan ahead of the July 4 holiday.
"That's not going to happen," Whitmer said Tuesday, adding that the state can expect "more clarity in the next 24 to 48 hours" about whether "a more conservative approach is needed," or any regions of the state will need to move backward, in terms of restrictions, to Phase 3.
She said the rates of positive tests and hospitalization will be factors she will weigh in making a decision.
"If we see a sustained spike, that's exactly what would take us back to a Phase 3," she said.
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Whitmer noted the Lansing region is "heating up" after a major outbreak linked to an East Lansing bar frequented by MSU students. The outbreak connected with Harper's bar, now linked to more than 100 cases, prompted the Ingham County Health Department to impose county-specific restrictions that limit restaurant occupancy to 75 people, regardless of whether more patrons could be accommodated at 50% capacity.
In Phase 5, gyms, movie theaters and various entertainment venues are among the additional businesses that can reopen.

But Michigan cases have ticked up significantly recently, with the seven-day average of daily new cases rising to 275 at the end of last week, after bottoming out June 15 at 152.
Whitmer said Michigan is in a stronger position than many other states that have seen much larger case increases. More than a dozen states have paused or rolled back their reopening plans after U.S. cases jumped 40% in the past week.

Arizona closed bars, gyms, movie theaters, and other facilities after opening most of the state in May. New Jersey announced indoor dining would not resume this week, as planned earlier.
Whitmer recently extended Michigan's state of emergency — which gives her the power to order various businesses closed or subject to restrictions — through July 16.
The state of emergency order should not be confused with the stay-at-home order, which Whitmer lifted June 1.
Michigan's barbershops, hair and nail salons, tattoo parlors and other personal service shops reopened June 15 in southern and central Michigan, after reopening June 10 in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula.
Also open Up North, as of June 10: movie theaters, gyms, bowling alleys and outdoor sporting venues.
On June 1, Whitmer said all Michigan bars and restaurants could reopen at 50% capacity June 8. She had earlier loosened restrictions on bars and restaurants in northern Michigan.
Construction resumed May 7 and manufacturing May 11.
Republican lawmakers have pushed to reopen the economy more quickly, especially in areas of the state with relatively few cases, and have criticized Whitmer over the inability of the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency to manage a deluge of claims.
 

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Would love to find out how this has all been coordinated. Wonder who has the commie playbook.

Virus not a problem.
Lock down.
Putting positive patients in with weak older people.
Send sheeple money & kill all business.
Wallyworld OK. Church, haircut & Joe's bait shop is not.
Killer hornets.
Riots & looting are OK.
Trump rally.
2nd wave.
New normal.
Any ol face covering will work. C O M P L Y !
 

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Crazy bitch didn't have a problem with riots & looting....... or getting her pic taken with them WITHOUT A MASK!

Radio callers are fed up. Think she is going to announce it tomorrow.

Gov. Whitmer threatens stricter laws if Michigan residents refuse to ‘mask up’
Whitmer says some residents not taking mask laws seriously
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is threatening to impose stricter mask laws amid a spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and mounting evidence that some residents aren’t taking precautions seriously.



Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is threatening to impose stricter mask laws amid a spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and mounting evidence that some residents aren’t taking precautions seriously.

READ: Michigan’s top medical official explains true severity of state’s recent COVID-19 spike


“Over the past week, we have seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Michigan, and over the holiday weekend, we saw countless Michiganders gathered in large groups to celebrate Fourth of July without a mask,” Whitmer said. “I think a lot of people saw this video footage from Cass County, Diamond Lake. Right now, the law requires that anyone in an enclosed public space has to wear a mask, and that means every store you’re going into. We’re reviewing that requirement and considering whether or not we need to take this a step further, to strengthen compliance, because we cannot let our guard down.”
“The data is not looking so good,” said Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, the chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Khaldun said the situation isn’t as extreme as it was in the spring, but Michigan needs to “get back on track” to avoid the cases escalating further.

Whitmer compared Michigan’s spike with the much larger increases in many southern states.

“We cannot afford to play fast and loose with the rules, and just look at what’s happening with Florida,” Whitmer said. “It took less than two weeks for Florida to go from 100,000 to 200,000 positive cases, and the cases there are still climbing. Last week, they reported over 11,000 cases in one day. That can happen very quickly anywhere in this country if we drop our guard. Statewide, one in five cases are patients that are between the ages of 25 and 34. So, youth will not protect you from caring and spreading this virus to your friends and family and neighbors. We have got to all work together to protect one another.”


Whitmer said wearing a mask can reduce the chance of spreading the coronavirus by about 70%.

“(Frontline workers) wear their masks every day,” Whitmer said. “We should be wearing ours, as well. We owe it to them, every time we make a trip out to the grocery store and the pharmacy. If we let our guard down, we could see a rapid increase in cases in Michigan. That means more people getting sick. That means more people dying from this disease. For the sake of your loved ones, for the sake of our economy, please mask up when you go out.

“PPE (personal protective equipment) is crucial to protect the heroes on the frontlines of this crisis, and to help us avoid a second wave as we safely reengage sectors of our economy.”

Current reopening status
Other than the Upper Peninsula and Traverse City Region, the entire state remains in the fourth phase of Whitmer’s reopening plan -- the “Improving” phase.

Not sure how the regions are broken down? Here are the regions for all 83 Michigan counties.

Whitmer moved the entire state to phase four on June 1 after it was stuck in phase three for more than three weeks -- since the MI Safe Start Plan was introduced May 7.

She originally planned to move to phase five by the Fourth of July weekend, but that plan changed as the number of new daily cases steadily rose late last month and into July. The aforementioned northern regions remain the only ones in phase five.

Whitmer already ended indoor bar services last week after outbreaks linked to bars in East Lansing, Royal Oak and Romulus and a rise in positive cases in the 20-29 age group.
 

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Now she is the thought police!

Michigan to require implicit bias training for health professionals to address racial disparities

Michigan to require implicit bias training for health professionals to address racial disparities


DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Directive to develop rules to require implicit bias training for health professionals to address racial disparities.

Executive Directive 2020-7 directs the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to begin developing rules that will require implicit bias training as part of the knowledge and skills necessary for licensure, registration and renewal of licenses and registrations of health professionals in Michigan.


Implicit bias training was one of the recommendations made by the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities.

“There’s no doubt that our front line health care workers like doctors and nurses have been the real heroes of this crisis, putting their lives on the line for us every day,” said Governor Whitmer. “COVID-19 has had a disparate impact on people of color due to a variety of factors, and we must do everything we can to address this disparity. The evidence shows that training in implicit bias can make a positive difference, so today we are taking action to help improve racial equity across Michigan’s health care system. That’s why my staff has begun this kind of training and every member of my team, including me, will complete this type of training on an annual basis.”

As of July 5, Black Michiganders represented 14% of the state population, but 40% of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in which the race of the patient was known. COVID-19 is over four times more prevalent among Black Michiganders than among white Michiganders.

“The existing health disparities highlighted during the coronavirus pandemic have made it clear that there is more work to do to ensure people of color have the same access to the same quality of health care as everyone else,” said Lt. Governor Gilchrist II, chair of the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. “By providing awareness to health care workers on how to recognize and mitigate implicit bias, we can help them carry out their mission of providing the best health care to every patient they serve.”

Under Executive Directive 2020-7, LARA is required to consult with relevant stakeholders in the medical profession, in state government and elsewhere in the community by November 1, 2020 to help determine relevant goals and concerns under the new rules. LARA will work in collaboration with the relevant professional boards and task forces to promulgate the rules.
 

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As of July 5, Black Michiganders represented 14% of the state population, but 40% of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in which the race of the patient was known.
Damn ray-cis virus! Now Michigan's queen will have to send the Mexican beer virus in for "implicit bias" training to ensure that it's fake killing the correct numbers of whites and not just picking on the poor oppressed blacks.
 

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Lansing — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday she's "concerned" about schools reopening to in-person instruction in the fall as COVID-19 cases trend upward across the country.



Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference,

The Democratic governor's comments came after Republican President Donald earlier in the day said he may "cut off funding" if schools don't reopen in the fall.



"As a parent, as a governor, I want to get our kids back in in-person instruction," Whitmer told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "But we can't do it if it's not safe to. That's why the actions today really matter."



The country needs to do better with "fundamentals," including mask wearing, testing supplies and tracing the contacts of those who test positive for COVID-19, she said.



"I am not sending kids and our education workforce into our schools unless it's safe," Whitmer added during the interview. "It's that simple."



Less than an hour later during a Facebook Live event with Fox 2, the Democratic governor said "the trajectory" of COVID-19 in Michigan is "very concerning." People need to wear masks and continue social distancing, she said.



“If we all do our part, we can re-engage, we can get our kids back in school," Whitmer said. "But at this trajectory, it’s very unsure."



She made the comments as some states are experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases and the number of new cases in Michigan is again trending upward after previously spiking in April.



Still, hospitalizations and deaths tied to the virus remain low in Michigan.





Trump raised the political stakes around reopening schools on Twitter on Wednesday.



"The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & families," the president tweeted. "May cut off funding if not open!"



On CNN, Whitmer said she's listening to scientists, not politicians.



"We are eight weeks out and we know the trends nationwide are not good," she said.



Last week, Whitmer released guidelines for how Michigan's K-12 schools should reopen in the fall and said her administration would provide $256 million to help districts implement their local plans.



Under the guidelines, schools wouldn't able to have in-person instruction if the state is in phases one through three of the state's reopening plan. In that case, students would be instructed remotely or online.



Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration unveiled this graphic on Thursday, May 7, 2020, explaining phases for lifting COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration unveiled this graphic on Thursday, May 7, 2020, explaining phases for lifting COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan.

Most of Michigan is currently in the fourth phase of the reopening plan.



If COVID-19 numbers continue to climb, the state won't be in the fourth phase in the fall, Whitmer cautioned.



**6 phases and she doesn’t think she will even be at phase 4 by fall? How many years does she want to keep Michigan locked down?



https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/07/08/whitmer-concerned-schools-reopening-amid-covid-19-upticks/5402652002/
 

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Children are at very low risk from the virus, but queen Gretchen knows that, she's just playing politics...as usual. If she gave a damn about the safety of Michiganders, then she'd not have allowed the Dem primary to go forward in March.
 
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When will some conservative--any conservative--get some balls? Anyone?

Decent Michigan people continue to get their arses kicked.
 

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Now she threatens business licenses for not enforcing her eo's. Same bitch that let protests, riots & looting happen.

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news...g-masks-in-indoor-some-outdoor-public-spaces/

Michigan Gov. Whitmer signs order requiring masks in indoor, some outdoor public spaces
Order requires business to refuse entry

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a new Executive Order requiring masks in indoor public spaces and crowded outdoor spaces as COVID-19 cases spike in the state.

Executive Order 2020-147 reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. It also requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces, where you cannot maintain proper social distancing.

The order requires any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a face covering, with limited exceptions.

Under the governor’s order, businesses that are open to the public must refuse entry and service to individuals who fail to comply, and must post signs at all entrances instructing customers of their legal obligation to wear a face covering while inside.

Those who are exempt from wearing a mask in Michigan businesses include people younger than five years old, those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering, and those who are eating or drinking while seated at a food service establishment.

The executive order takes effect at 12:01am on Monday, July 13.

A willful violation of the order is a misdemeanor subject to a $500 criminal penalty, but no term of confinement may be imposed on individuals who violate the mask requirement. No individual is subject to penalty under the order for removing a mask while engaging in religious worship at a house of religious worship, although consistent with guidance from the CDC, congregants are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings during religious services.

Executive Order 2020-147 reinforces and expands upon the governor’s previous executive orders on “safely restarting Michigan’s economy and ensuring workplace safety.”


“The heroes on the front lines of this crisis have gone hours without taking their masks off every day – doctors, nurses, child care workers, grocery store workers. We owe it to them to wear our masks when we’re on a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy,” said Governor Whitmer. “Masks can reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 by about 70 percent. By wearing masks, we can save lives and protect our family, friends, and neighbors from the spread of COVID-19. And by wearing masks now, we can put our state in a stronger position so our kids can return to school safely in the fall. For the sake of your loved ones, let’s all mask up, Michigan.”

Gov. Whitmer said on Thursday that the state was considering tightening mask rules as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state.

“Over the past week, we have seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Michigan, and over the holiday weekend, we saw countless Michiganders gathered in large groups to celebrate Fourth of July without a mask,” Whitmer said. “I think a lot of people saw this video footage from Cass County, Diamond Lake. Right now, the law requires that anyone in an enclosed public space has to wear a mask, and that means every store you’re going into. We’re reviewing that requirement and considering whether or not we need to take this a step further, to strengthen compliance, because we cannot let our guard down.”

“The data is not looking so good,” said Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, the chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.


Khaldun said the situation isn’t as extreme as it was in the spring, but Michigan needs to “get back on track” to avoid the cases escalating further.

Whitmer compared Michigan’s spike with the much larger increases in many southern states.

“We cannot afford to play fast and loose with the rules, and just look at what’s happening with Florida,” Whitmer said. “It took less than two weeks for Florida to go from 100,000 to 200,000 positive cases, and the cases there are still climbing. Last week, they reported over 11,000 cases in one day. That can happen very quickly anywhere in this country if we drop our guard. Statewide, one in five cases are patients that are between the ages of 25 and 34. So, youth will not protect you from caring and spreading this virus to your friends and family and neighbors. We have got to all work together to protect one another.”

Whitmer said wearing a mask can reduce the chance of spreading the coronavirus by about 70%.

Governors in the states of Kansas, Maine, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Washington have imposed similar requirements on businesses.
 

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Now she threatens business licenses for not enforcing her eo's. Same bitch that let protests, riots & looting happen.

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news...g-masks-in-indoor-some-outdoor-public-spaces/

Michigan Gov. Whitmer signs order requiring masks in indoor, some outdoor public spaces
Order requires business to refuse entry
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Half-whit has gone full retard even pissing off the half whits who once supported her. Recall campaign in full effect and timeline established.
Her time is coming.

https://www.recallgovernorwhitmer.com/default.aspx

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Marion County has a mandatory mask order that started last week, I am out of the county everyday so I don't care