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Michigan Dems Brace for Disaster After Court Blocks Guv’s COVID Restrictions


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is still reeling from the state’s highest court dismantling the authority she has used to fight the public health pandemic as the future of the state’s coronavirus response spirals into confusion.

In a 4-3 decision released Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court found that a key law relied on by the governor during the pandemic “is in violation of the Constitution,” according to the ruling, because it allowed the governor undue legislative power.

The move was a devastating political and policy setback for one of the leading Democratic voices during the coronavirus pandemic as the partisan fight over state restrictions continues to play out across the country.

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