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Michigan Supreme Court Takes Up Challenge To Whitmer's Emergency Powers Sept. 9

Oral arguments will go before the Michigan Supreme Court at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 in a case that challenges the legal authority of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders.

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit in May on behalf of three medical practices and a patient harmed by the governor’s lockdowns.

The lawsuit challenges the legality of a 1945 law that authorizes the governor to extend a declared state of emergency indefinitely. A state of emergency empowers a governor to issue enforceable executive orders without legislative participation or consent.