Misdemeanor charges are being dropped against a Michigan barber who defied Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and reopened his shop last spring during the coronavirus pandemic, a lawyer said Monday.
The case against Karl Manke of Owosso fizzled after the Michigan Supreme Court on Oct. 2 said Whitmer used an unconstitutional law as the foundation for emergency orders to control the virus, David Kallman said.
Kallman said the Shiawassee County Prosecutor’s Office is dropping the case.
Rule of Law and common sense prevails. Time for celebration? Mmmm, not so fast.
“There’s nothing more frustrating than a last-minute rules change.
But that’s exactly what voters face after a three-judge panel at the Michigan Court of Appeals decided to overturn a lower court’s decision about how and when absentee votes should be counted.”
Actually, the rules have been in place for 66 years. One would think THAT is enough time to get your affairs in order to vote. The rules are the rules, and Act 116 of 1954, MCL 168.764a provides the rules for absentee voting, and specifically in Step 6: “The ballot must reach the clerk or an authorized assistant of the clerk before the close of the polls on election day. An absent voter ballot received by the clerk or assistant of the clerk after the close of the polls on election day will not be counted. “
All 110 seats in the Michigan House of Representatives will be up for election in November. Republicans won a 63-47 majorities in 2014 and 2016, and a reduced 58-42 margin in 2018. There are 25 open seats, 12 held by Republicans and 13 held by democrats. There are 22 open due to term-limits, 1 just due to seeking another office, 1 due to death, and 1 pure retirement.
Democrats are hoping to take control of the state house. They may benefit from anti-Trump enthusiasm, particularly in suburban districts in Oakland County.
The following lists district number, current incumbent, geographic description, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 state house results, 2012 Romney %, 2016 Trump % (if known), and political rating. The complete candidate list and recent fundraising numbers are available here:
Have to thank the Millennial midwit and now, Laura Cox, for reminding me why long ago I stopped contributing to the MI-GOP. It’s nothing other than pouring money into a political swamp- always donate directly to the candidate. Why you ask? Well, as observed across the nation👇
Notice how the Whitmer kidnapping story disappeared after we found out the perps were ANTIFA and BLM anarchists?
With age comes a certain reluctance to engage in a figurative circular firing squad debate, however, in the words of Capt. John Parker, “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”