On Tuesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel ruled that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders are valid under the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act and asked local law enforcement agencies to continue enforcement.
It came after the state legislature passed a concurrent resolution that said the states of emergency and disaster caused confusion and frustration among law enforcement officials.
“COVID-19 has created a public health crisis of unprecedented gravity in our lifetime. To date, the most effective means to contain an infectious pandemic is to keep people away from each other. In promulgating Executive Order 2020-69 and Executive Order 2020-70, the Governor has done just that by placing restrictions on certain activities to limit social interactions. The absence of these restrictions would open gateways for the virus to reach every family and social network in every part of the State," Nessel said in a release."
Read the letter below.
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