Lawsuit to Stop Whitmer's Power Grab? Yes, please.

"Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey is weighing a lawsuit to reassert the Legislature's constitutional role. He has no choice."

"Michigan’s Constitution makes no provision for turning the state into a dictatorship, even in the name of protecting the people."

"She’s claiming the power to do so under a 1945 Emergency Powers Act that does not mention the Legislature, nor does it put limits on the duration of the declaration.

A 1976 version of the law, however, specifically limits a gubernatorial declaration of an emergency to 28 days, and requires lawmakers to approve an extension."

"In staking the position that no one can check her authority, Whitmer could keep the state under a state of emergency for months, and even unilaterally alter how Michigan conducts the fall election."