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State Supreme Court Sets Sept. 2 For Oral Arguments On Whitmer Emergency Powers

The Michigan Supreme Court ordered a hearing and oral arguments on a case that could strip Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of the extraordinary emergency powers she has assumed in response to the the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Michigan Supreme Court said it would hear the case on Sept. 2.

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation and Miller Johnson law firm are representing three medical practices and one patient that were unable to schedule medical procedures due to Whitmer’s executive orders restricting non-essential medical procedures. While Whitmer has eased some of her restrictions on medical procedures, others are still restricted.

If the state Supreme Court rules against Whitmer, then the governor would not have the power to issue any more executive orders and would have to work with the state Legislature to get new restrictions in place.