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.
Just when you think 2020 in Michigan couldn’t get more strange, well, SURPRISE!
Attorney General Dana Nessel will no longer enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Friday that one of the laws underpinning the orders was unconstitutional.
Further, the language of the order, clearly calling all orders issued after April 30 to be unconstitutional seems to support immediate effect.
Nessel’s office on Sunday made clear the department “will no longer enforce the governor’s executive orders through criminal prosecution.”
Imagine that… Dana is taking the SCOMI issued “L” like a man. Reckon that’s why she has a wife.
But I digress.
So, does all this illegality dating back to April 30 come to an end with the Whitmer administration?
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.”