An attorney representing a white, gay Michigan State Police sergeant filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the agency’s diversity efforts discriminate against her because of her race, and that her supervisor subjected her to a homophobic atmosphere.
Sgt. Larissa LaMay claims in her suit that she was passed over in January for the position of assistant post commander in lieu of an African American[black] woman who had been “disciplined for failing to show up for work and falsifying records to conceal it.”
Barr took criticism this week after he called the COVID-19 lockdown orders the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American History” since slavery, which was a “different kind of restraint.” His comments were made at an event hosted by Hillsdale College in Virginia.
“This is another unhinged distraction, and it’s deeply disturbing that our chief law enforcement officer is propagating it,” Whitmer said from the backyard of the governor’s residence in Lansing.
Could a Supreme Court decision open the door to legal sanctions?
Michigan’s governor continues to violate the law.
Tomorrow begins that part of the process where our state’s highest court decides whether it agrees with our laws and constitution. It will decide whether it will join the executive branch and perform legal ju-jitsu to ‘protect’ Michigan citizens from the pandemic, or whether it will take the absolute legal and uncomfortable route of holding each of the branches to the purposefully limited and separated authority they wield.
There are reasons each branch of our government hold powers that are separate and distinct. This pandemic has very much revealed what happens when that separation is not upheld immediately. People through no act of their own will die needlessly.
A case before the Michigan Supreme Court suggest as much. An opinion piece in USA today highlights the plaintiff’s many concerns for the patients under his care.
One of my patients came to see me when he felt like he had nowhere else to turn. The governor’s orders prevented him from getting regular treatment for his diabetes. By the time he came to me, he was in a full-on medical emergency. He told me about an odor coming from his foot — it turned out to be gangrene. His kidneys were in full-blown failure.
We rushed him to the nearest hospital, but it was too late. His foot had to be amputated. And then, just days later, he died from complications.
None of this trauma had to happen. But happen it did, because of shortsighted executive orders issued unilaterally by Gov. Whitmer.
Irresponsible action from the governor, and the slow-to-act courts have resulted in misery and death for Michiganians.
Add to this the already huge death numbers of those exposed to the China virus in nursing homes due to the governor’s actions, it should give pause to those who think government protects us in any meaningful way. Clearly we cannot put our faith in those who are willing to break the law, if even ‘for our own good.’
Malfeasance and criminal disregard for the law must have consequence.
Such a concept is no stranger to the rest of us. Should it give pause to the state’s highest court as deliberations are made? Should the court waffle in it’s responsibilities in order to protect the sanctity of absolute government authority, or should it uphold the law which renders government leaders accountable and responsible?
And should an affirmative verdict that the governor has broken the law be issued, what are the consequences? What should they be?
We know. We know what the answer is.
And it should never have to be decided in such a way again.
The nonpartisan coalition includes people like Bill Rustem, who served as Policy Director under former Republican governors William Milliken and Rick Snyder. Former Gov. Jim Blanchard, Sen. Debbie Stabenow and former Lt. Gov. John Cherry are also involved the group.
There are Republicans, and there are those who abuse the title so they can assume power.
Power is the aspiration of the leftist. And even ‘nice’ leftists want to have power so they can perform their niceness on the population. Benevolence and ‘caring’ are more important than the truth and harshness and character building of real life.
And heaven forbid anyone is a bully. Pusscakes Snyder, noted abortionatarian and politically cross dressing slide-rule sucker is following his mentor BK Bill, and John Kasuck into the oblivion of former governors who were elected as Republicans but proved the point that even a chicken can dress as a dog.
“A great leader treats people with respect even when they present different opinions. Without a variety of views and opinions, we would have no innovation or creativity in our nation. Being a bully and being strong are not the same thing. Being strong is standing up for your convictions. Being a bully is trying to intimidate those who are perceived to be weaker or a threat. As a proud nerd, I had to deal with bullies over many years; it is tragedy watching our world suffer from one.”