Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Department of Health and Human Services LOST their case and are now on the hook for $200,000 in attorneys fees incurred from a lawsuit resolved by the state’s Supreme Court.
On October 2, 2020, the state Supreme Court ruled Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s exercise of emergency powers under a 1945 law UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
The court’s ruling nullfied every COVID-19 executive order issued by the governor after April 30, 2020.
“For five months, Governor Whitmer disregarded the law, suppressed civil liberties and controlled the day-to-day activities of 10 million Michigan residents,” said Joseph G. Lehman, president of the Mackinac Center, in a statement. “During this time, the governor’s orders sought to micromanage almost every aspect of our lives. We are proud to have successfully brought a suit restoring freedom to all Michiganders, and we remain vigilant to prevent future arbitrary governmental action.”