Shutdown Challenge Victory – Michigan Supreme Court Rules 7-0 In Favor of Barber Who Refuses to Close Shop…

In a complete rebuke to lower court activism the supreme court in Michigan has ruled 7-0 to vacate a lower court ruling attempting to close the shop of barber Karl Manke.

Mr. Make’s lawyer, David Kallman, called it the “biggest, most lopsided victory of his career.” This court ruling shoots down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel’s attempt to fine Manke and pull his license after he started to cut hair before lifting certain executive orders.

Barber Karl Manke, of Owosso, Mich., gives a free haircut to Parker Shonts on May 20 on the steps of the State Capitol.

MICHIGAN – […]  The decision by the state’s high court came with only a concurring opinion written by Justice David Viviano in which he questioned initial handling of the case by a three-judge appeals court panel.

“Courts decide legal questions that arise in the cases that come before us according to the rule of law,” Viviano wrote. “One hopes that this great principle — essential to any free society, including ours — will not itself become yet another casualty of COVID-19.”

The three-member Court of Appeals panel’s majority decision for an immediate closure of Manke’s barbershop over Judge Brock Swartzle’s objection was “inexplicable,” Viviano said. The court also decided the matter without a full briefing, he wrote. (read more)

The ruling by the Michigan supreme court on the topic of COVID madness is particularly timely when contrast with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer defying her own social distancing dictates to permit marches and political protests that she approves.

The hypocrisy and selective enforcement of arbitrary rules/regulations, for ideological and political intents, is beyond stark.

Governor Whitmer has, and continues, to try and destroy the economy and businesses of Michigan residents over a fictitious fear of the COVID virus; but when her political ideology means she needs to break her own dictates, she does so without any regard or concern.   A typical progressive politician.

As this example highlights the power of government comes from the people; or as we say in the U.S. “from the consent of the governed.”  When the people lead, the politicians are forced to follow.

Without implied consent the municipal or state government has no power.  None.

As a result, the lock-downs end when the majority of We The People no longer give our consent.

How do We The People retract our consent? We simply refuse to comply.

When the majority of people simply refuse to comply with unilateral dictates, and laugh in the faces of those who attempt to enforce them, the government no longer has power.

If one person refuses to comply government can, and likely will, intervene. However, if tens of thousands rebuke these unconstitutional decrees, there isn’t a damn thing govt can  do to stop it… and they know it. This is why some state governors are quickly starting to retract or modify their dictates.

A non-compliant snowball becomes an unstoppable freedom avalanche.

Local, regional and state officials know they can control the behavior of an individual. If one barber shop opens, the owner becomes a target. However, those officials also know they cannot control the behavior of the majority. If every barber shop and beauty salon in town opens… there is absolutely nothing the government can do about it.

If one restaurant and/or bar opens, the state can target the owner. But if every bar and restaurant in town opens; and if everyone ignores and dispatches the silly dictates of the local, regional or state officials; there isn’t a damned thing they can do about it.

The power of the local, regional or state authority comes from the expressed consent of the people. As soon as the majority of people deny that consent, those officials and state authoritarians lose all of their power.

Yes, it really is that simple.

Those who construct the systems of control need to weaponize fear.  Fear of arrest; fear of losing a business; fear of losing liberty or financial security.  Local, regional and state officials rely on fear.  As soon as the people are no longer fearful, the control ends.

The overwhelming majority of dictates around COVID-19 mitigation are not laws. There was no debate; no input from representative government; and no option for the public to weigh-in on the decisions.

All unilateral rules are arbitrary, and despite many proclamations to the contrary, they rely upon voluntary compliance.  As soon as citizens no longer voluntarily comply, the term of the rules has expired.  If masks are effective then why didn’t government give masks to prison inmates instead of releasing them?

Liberty is inherent.

The removal of liberty requires consent.

Additionally, if you choose not to decide you still have made a choice. So choose wisely.

Remember that; and think about it.

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104 Responses to Shutdown Challenge Victory – Michigan Supreme Court Rules 7-0 In Favor of Barber Who Refuses to Close Shop…

  1. WSB says:

    “Liberty is inherent.

    The removal of liberty requires consent.”

    Indeed, Sundance. Thank you for the reminder.

    Liked by 34 people

  2. chuckyschmucky says:

    Can the barber sue for damages?

    Liked by 5 people

    • GB Bari says:

      It’s not yet settled. The case was remanded back to the lower court for reconsideration.
      That means the barber can continue to cut hair but that the state & district court will be trying to come up with an airtight reason to shut him down, one that will withstand another appeal. No champagne yet.

      Liked by 6 people

      • ILOT says:

        Question GB. If the ruling stands and is found to be restrictive of Mr. Manke’s rights to conduct business, doesn’t this at least imply others in a same or similar business were negatively impacted? Does this open a door to class action? No lawyer here, just a chump in fly over country.

        Liked by 3 people

        • GB Bari says:

          My limited knowledge of law suggests that a ruling only applies to the parties of the case at hand. Lawyers and jurists on Future cases will attempt to use that ruling as precedent depending on which side it helps.


      • mike says:

        The real issue is Gretchen’s storm trooper(s) as Liberty Valence,
        They can pull the old man’s license and he can still defiantly cut hair,
        Then we come down to who is going to be the example…

        Liked by 1 person

  3. windbag says:

    It’s nice to have the court case on your side, but just to be safe, advertise that your hair salon is open in order to shave women’s head to support Black Lives Matter.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Vince says:

      That is such a nice gesture. I have seen pictures on the internet of women showing their newly shaved heads.

      Liked by 4 people

      • jeans2nd says:

        Shaving heads is what was done to French women who took up with Nazi soldiers during the war. The French women were shaved as traitors, a visual sign of humiliation.
        Seems not much has changed.

        Liked by 15 people

        • MustangBlues says:

          In Human Cultures, To take the flowing hair of victims is a dehumanizing tactic for females, with other humiliations to follow as needed, or desired by the oligarchic rulers.

          Females beware. Learn the 2nd Amendment, words will not matter to looters for cosmic racial justice. Revenge and extortion drives their ideology of white hatred.

          White culture and civilization created the luxurious, comfortable common personal existence for the masses now called oppression;

          when the mobs impulsively gleefully kill the Golden Goose of White Civilization, who will keep the pets of the communist democrats happy, so they don’t riot too soon again?

          Liked by 6 people

          • Talk to the hand Progs says:

            Western man towers over the rest of the world in ways so large as to be almost inexpressible. It’s Western exploration, science, and conquest that have revealed the world to itself.
            Other races feel like subjects of Western power long after colonialism, imperialism, and slavery have disappeared.
            The charge of racism puzzles whites who feel not hostility, but only baffled good will, because they don’t grasp what it really means: humiliation.
            The white man presents an image of superiority even when he isn’t conscious of it.
            And, superiority excites envy.
            Destroying white civilization is the inmost desire of the league of designated victims we call minorities.”
            ~ Joseph Sobran April 1997

            Liked by 3 people

          • Georgia says:

            If you might notice women/slobs are out in force “protesting”/attacking police/throwing Molotov Cocktails — these are the pro-abort hat wearers — Bolsheviks and loud mouths out doing the soy boy/men who like to hit innocent people with bike locks and call everyone they don’t like “nazi”…to think of all the good men who died in WW2 for this….

            Liked by 1 person

        • salminella says:

          In that case a bald Governor is the only just outcome here.

          Liked by 6 people

      • Shyster says:

        The word is that the shave your head for BLM was one massive troll/prank made up on the 4 Chan message boards similar to the OK hand sign meaning white power, also started on 4Chan as a troll. So bottom line, it’s now coming out that these head shavers were pranked and are the but of the joke.

        Liked by 7 people

  4. RedBallExpress says:

    I can’t defy.
    I’m bald.

    Liked by 10 people

  5. Don’t Tread on Me!
    Live Free or Die!

    Liked by 8 people

  6. kayray444 says:

    Thank you Sundance for keeping us informed. Means so much!

    Liked by 8 people

  7. Joe says:

    “if you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.”

    I will choose Free Will.

    Liked by 12 people

  8. delighteddeplorable says:

    Looks like winning to me. A Witless smack down, delicious.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. JoeJoe says:

    My fear is that Whitmer will order Black Lies/Antifa to burn down his shop. That’s what Kate Brown in Oregon tried to do, but Lindsey had armed backup.

    Liked by 7 people

  10. Cathy M. says:

    YAAAAYY for Mr. Make for staying strong!!!
    Congrats to his Atty, Mr. Kallman!!!
    And thanks to the Judges who adhered to the law & Constitution!

    Liked by 9 people

  11. Bone Fish says:

    Trillions are at stake … How dare Karl and David push back against this transnational color revolution to take America down.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. TarsTarkas says:

    Frankly I am shocked the Michigan Supremes not only ruled in favor of Mr. Manke, but that it was a unanimous decision. Obviously the Progressives assuming they would be victorious forgot to put pressure on the liberal members of the court to ensure victory.

    Cynical me is thinking Whitmer will do an Andrew Jackson. ‘The State Supreme Court may have made their decision, now let them enforce it’ and send uniforms in to enforce a shut down, seize the tools of Mr. Manke’s trade, destroy them or hold them hostage until the fine is paid, or something similar.

    Because COVID-19 is again more dangerous than racism.

    Liked by 5 people

    • YvonneMarie says:

      Michigan’s Supreme Court is not majority liberal.
      It is majority conservative.

      Liked by 2 people

    • MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

      Perhaps the court (hopefully) decided to send the message that we’ve seen enough of dipshit rulings by the governor. JMO but the US SC sent the same message a month back with their 9-zip ruling and even Ruth penned the ink about ENOUGH.

      Liked by 1 person

    • JB says:

      Said slightly differently, “challenging the narratives around COVID-19 is again more dangerous than racism”. It’s their larger agenda exposed that, at all costs, must not be compromised. They will continue in their efforts to reshape society. Their lust for power is absolute. The COVID-19 plandemic, made into a crisis by the elite, is an opportunity to rapidly advance their goals and is one that has not been wasted by them.

      The struggle continues. I too will choose freewill.


  13. emet says:

    Whitmer and a few other governors and mayors are all auditioning for the VP spot, as well as positions in the Biden administration, which would basically be a free for all. Looting on a grand scale.
    But they have to simultaneously grovel to antifa/blm, while feeding police officers to the god Baal. But, when they finally run out of cops to cast into the flames, who will be sacrificed next?

    Liked by 4 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      If Biden wins, China will be making the appointments. They are running Biden to appease the Chinese and raise money. Trillions are at stake. China has the most to lose with a Trump second term .

      Liked by 8 people

    • tucker7518 says:

      Same thing happened in 2016. Martin O’Malley and Rawlings-Blake were sure they were getting positions in Hillary’s administration. Fooled them


  14. Magabear says:

    So do this ruling apply to every business in Michigan or only to this one barber? Regardless, store owners should open up anyway now that they have that ruling to stick in Whitchmer’s face.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Joebkonobi says:

    Too bad Roberts could not read your post Sundance prior to shutting down religious freedom at the whims of Governors with ulterior motives. I pray a future SC will overrule that disgusting ruling. For now, I celebrate the barbers victory and hammering the last nail in the coffin of any VP hopes for HalfWhit. They are dropping like flies.

    Liked by 4 people

    • mr.piddles says:

      Roberts didn’t shut down religious freedom so much as he said it was no more or no less important than grabbing a large regular and a cruller at Dunkin.


  16. Drogers says:

    Hero for the week right there!


  17. Cathy M. says:

    What the Heck?

    I guess they’re trying to confuse the protesters?
    Though, Looks like it’s working (for now).

    Liked by 3 people

  18. jimmy2times says:

    Yes!!!! I’m ready for cw2
    Step son passed in October….I’m ready..whatever it takes we will win. Tru. Sundance and everyone here who oddly I think of as a family along with my own family. I’m ready!!!


  19. Cathy M. says:

    What the Heck?
    I guess they’re trying to confuse the protesters?
    Though it looks like it worked (for now).

    Liked by 1 person

  20. FreyFelipe says:

    The Bill of Rights and human rights wins one.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. The Devilbat says:

    It seems obvious to me that the democrats will be releasing other horrors on our country before November. They have had plenty of time to come up with more things to attack with. They will do so at the same time they prepare to implement the worst voter fraud in US history. They will not stop unless they are totally slammed. It is time for President Trump to release everything he can to expose these cockroaches and I do believe he will. Timing is everything, its coming.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Kaco says:

      I believe this also. When this fades, I have a hard time believing there won’t be a false flag or they have any kind of scenario plotted out already for a myriad of things. I hope Barr hurries up with the Antifa and organizations investigation. That’s putting a lot of hope in Barr, though.

      Liked by 3 people

      • buzzybee says:

        Agree, Kaco and Devilbat. I also am concerned about the next THING our enemies of our free America may be planning. We must remain alert and vigilant. And strategic.

        Liked by 1 person

        • ann says:

          We must be vigilant and speak out in our communities . The roots of this lie in our primal drive for survival, conformity and membership within a perceived alpha group.

          Fragmented, societies neglect or delegitimise their own culture. Noxious weeds like neoBLM, Antifacist LOL, thrive within the vacuum created by weak corrupt rule and socioeconomic decline.

          What angers me are our peers-, the top 15 percent who fund, sanctify and legitimise neoauthoritarian Progressivism. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DO,; unlike the theives rogues and soldiers Jesus forgave while expiring.

          Collectivist creeds self incinerate over time , unless legitimised and enforced by law When that happens, as we witness in DNC Zones of occupation,, where irrationality trumps reasoned, restrained rule of law .

          Tolerating corruption corrodes civil society . Within a generation, reversion to savagery can happen.
          as to perpetuate power requires escalating thinking and demands far beyond the legitimate ‘founding causes.

          This authoritarian dynamic is inherent within State Progressivism. The leaders accrue status and tangible power by perpetual expansion of their goal.

          I noted this when academic language and post empirical posits such as “intersectionality” & Hillary’s “women must be believed “subjectivism entered the babble of mainstream democrats and media. scope of the Movement their control redefine their Movement control to to maintain relevance Top down orgs. power holders mission evolves mantain Power cau
          remain televant demands escalate conformity to the perceived alpha group.

          Liked by 2 people

    • Seneca the Elder says:

      Devil bat- Agree, things are going to get worse before they get better.
      What pisses me off to no small degree is the way the GOP has left President Trump out on a limb, by himself with no real support that I can see.
      Once again he is fighting the monsters virtually singlehandedly.
      What a shameful bunch of sniveling cowards the slimy Repubs are.

      Liked by 3 people

      • trnathens says:


        He came to drain the Swamp. Not the Democrats. The Swamp.

        By focusing on America First, the Republican members of the Uniparty are self-identifying.

        Which then gives PDJT ammunition to use against them when he pivots to them, next.

        He knew what he was getting into.

        He truly IS Daniel in den of lions.

        Liked by 1 person

  22. Gracie Garcia says:

    We are getting more moments like the 101st defending Bastogne.
    A lone barber who is far braver than me, answered the petty tin horn tyrantess with one word: NUTS!

    Liked by 5 people

  23. taxpayer here says:

    I’m going to have to borrow that part … “If masks are effective then why didn’t government give masks to prison inmates instead of releasing them?”


    Liked by 6 people

  24. Angus says:

    “The removal of liberty requires consent.”

    — SD, 2020
    This is a very good quote imo and I’m impressed.

    There is a trick to play on the unmoored. It is the same as the real analysis convergence proof — in this proof, one hops back and forth across an unknown gap.

    When there is no apparent boundary (when it is denied), one can breach it violently and unreasonably, so as not to take ground but to make apparent the very existence of a boundary at all (or lack thereof) (as once a boundary is known it can be moved); then jump back; the encroachment will be ignored for the sake of the larger revealed reality.

    ‘Conservatives’ are disadvantaged because they stand against a hard wall (on one side): Reality.

    The Leftist have no such bounds; so they continually push into the unreal. This is not totally unnatural but it is unwise.

    So for example, propose in states a 1 line bill:
    “Any person who identifies as black shall not be put under arrest”.

    There is nothing right about this line, not a word. But it would force a more conservative proposal as nothing more surreal could be proposed once this most surreal one is. Then flank right … etc.

    No one wants to play this game though.
    We are at the facetious stage.
    It’s real.

    It would help to play as if there is no wall.
    As if.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. stripmallgrackle says:

    The democrats’ Grand Strategy to win the 2020 election year in review:

    Impeach POTUS over a congratulatory phone call to the Ukrainian President Elect

    Slice, dice, and mash-up remarks made by POTUS to UPE and present the edits as proof of criminal intent, even though the entire transcript is available online for registered voters to read for themselves

    Use important sounding words like ellipse, subpoena, dictator, whatever, precedent, and separation of powers, never use the words “full transcript”

    Have the Chairman of the HPSCI open the impeachment hearings by reading a fantasy of his into the Congressional Record

    Tell registered voters the Chairman was serious even though he made the whole thing up

    Check Biden for mirror fogging capabilities


    Instruct media to start hyping Wuhan Flu threat, completely ignore said threat and publicly obsess over pending Senate impeachment vote like an addict with a crackpipe

    Tell registered voters there is no serious threat, then flip-flop, look and act very concerned, say it’s the next Black Plague then deploy democrat governors to shut down the US economy, plant charlatans on POTUS task force, all while knowing that, in the end, BUGABOO-19 will never live up to the hype

    Use lots of important sounding buzz words like racist, xenophobic, Hitler, Lysol, and social distancing, and toilet paper crisis

    Use allies at CDC to create windfall profits for friends in the plexi-glass industry

    Have Madam Speaker show off her freezer full of designer ice cream to remind unemployed registered voters that democrat economic policies mean prosperity (encourage her to use cue cards just to be safe, she sounds like she’s been spending too much time with Biden)

    Place Biden in isolation, give him a laptop to play with, maintain constant adult supervision, increase frequency of mirror fogging test even if speech patterns are detectable


    Give registered voters whiplash by waving a magic wand and turning the Black Plague into Black Lives Matter overnight, tell everyone to mob the streets elbows to assholes, remind people that social distancing is still advised, despite all evidence to the contrary, call antifa “peaceful protesters” in front of God and everybody, tell registered voters that defunding the police is a great idea while their cities are being torched and looted, demand that the National Guard GTFO of Washington DC before “possibly the largest event we’ve ever had here” happens


    I’m beginning to wonder if the democrats have any interest at all in the 2020 election. It’s looking more and more like it isn’t even on the agenda.

    Liked by 4 people

  26. Dutchman says:

    “If ONE guy walks into a recruiting station, sings a bar of “Alices Restaraunt” they’ll thing he’s a nut, and won’t take him.
    If TWO do it, they’ll think their fags, and won’t take em, either.
    But if THREE, THREE a day, walk in, sing a bar if Alices restaurant, well then its a MOVEMENT!”
    From memory, but close,…and what I couldn’t help remembering, as I read,Sundances excellent writing.

    On a ‘serious’ note, Recall how PDJT has referred to,…well US as “a MOVEMENT”, the largest, most powerful in history.

    Along with remembering “Consent of the governed”, I submit we remember we are a MOVEMENT.

    Liked by 5 people

    • stripmallgrackle says:

      Come gather ’round, people
      Wherever you roam
      And admit that the waters
      Around you have grown
      And accept it that soon
      You’ll be drenched to the bone
      If your time to you is worth savin’
      And you better start swimmin’
      Or you’ll sink like a stone
      For the times they are a-changin’

      I’m thinkin’ there’s an entire catalog of protest songs that the left no longer owns the rights to.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. libertydemandsmemory says:

    Thank you for shining the Light of Truth, Sundance and Treepers,

    covidementia has swept across our nation.

    Our concerns about the
    “Thief State” evil-ites
    and dimming Liberty are valid and demand immediate attention.

    We depend upon elected and appointed officials to protect and defend us and our Constitution, but they increasingly betray us.

    they dishonor our trust and willfully serve God-less thieves who are hell-bent on destroying our Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.

    Why do we foolishly expect CONgress and 3-letters to save us ?

    CONgress and 3-letters ARE the problem because they continue to protect the Criminal Institutions of America.

    they protect and cover-up for their fellow criminals.

    the phoney
    “sources and methods”
    excuse for making redactions is easily translated –

    sources = liars

    methods = crimes

    CONgress and 3-letters intentionally create problems then extort more and more tax money from us to “solve” the problems they just forced upon us.

    Let us stop expecting our abusers to help us.

    Let us re-direct our “cold anger” onto the PROTECTORS of “Thief State” criminals.

    “Thief State” evil-ites are glad-handing, forked-tongued, suffer-mongering, mass-murdering psychopaths who gleefully grab blood-money they steal while hurting us.

    Let us say, “No!!”, to CONgress – “No!!” to 3-letters – and “No!!” to local “officials” who betray us.

    covidementia has swept across our country.

    corrupt politicians are especially susceptible to the delusions of covidementia.

    they are classified as a high-risk, low-info, useless-cheater group of tyrants.

    Whom should we blame for the rampant, virulent covidementia that rapidly, magically swept across our nation with pre-meditated plans to steal jobs, cripple our economy, starve our citizens, and force innocent people into fear and house arrest ?

    “Thief State” evil-ites and their protectors


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  28. saywhat64 says:

    Complete utter smackdown of the leftist Soros funded politicians and the activist judges in the lower courts.

    It’s a good thing because without the consent of the people, these crazy power monger leftist politicians were quickly hurling us into a “Don’t trend on us” situation…

    No matter what the fake lame stream media is trying to make us believe, We are the majority, not the astroturfed leftist lemmings, controlled with fear who still believe politics is nothing but a team sport.

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  29. TwoLaine says:

    And yet the Wicked Witch of Michigan is still on the tubes today telling everyone what the rules will be for her next phase of “reopening”.

    Lady we are past all that. You are a Loser.

    Screw her and just do it. Forget her rules. She didn’t follow them. You saw her body to body with the protesters. The rioters didn’t follow them. How many of them did she arrest for not following her rules?

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  30. Flabbergasted says:

    In reality, the MI Supremes took a stand for Mr. Manke, because procedurally the case was “ripe” for their adjudication, but have punted on the broader issue concerning “shut down order” in a 4-3 decision.

    In the order, the slim majority determines that the issue isn’t ripe for their consideration because the Appellate Court had not ruled on the matter. Thus, they have remanded to the lower court and rejected the “Bypass Application.” The dissent suggests that this is akin to accepting the Governor’s actions because the case may never make it back to the MI Supremes. A portion of dissent is provided below.

    Bypass Application in No. 161377, House of Representatives v Governor

    MARKMAN, J. (dissenting).
    I dissent from the majority’s decision to deny the parties’ applications to bypass the Court of Appeals in order to expedite the final resolution of the present dispute. Indeed, in all likelihood, the consequence of our decision today will be to ensure that this Court never issues a meaningful decision concerning the nature and required procedures of the emergency authority of this state. For the following reasons, I would grant these unconstitutionality of the [emergency powers of the governor act], MCL 10.31 et seq., was unlikely to succeed.” Mich United for Liberty v Governor, order of the Court of Appeals, entered May 29, 2020 (Docket No. 353643).

    First, I would grant the applications because they pertain to an issue of the greatest practical importance to the more than 10 million people of this state: the validity of executive orders declaring a state of emergency and thereby enabling a single public official to restrict and regulate travel, assembly, business operations, educational opportunities, freedoms and civil liberties, and other ordinary aspects of the daily lives of these people, including matters of crime and punishment and public safety. To put it even more specifically, the present applications place into question the entirety of the processes and procedures by which the executive orders that have defined nearly every minute, and nearly every aspect, of the lives of “we the people” of Michigan for more
    than the past two months were fashioned into law.

    Second, I would grant the applications because, notwithstanding their vast differences in apprehending the legal and constitutional preconditions required of an emergency order, the parties commonly argue that this Court should grant their bypass applications in light of the profound significance and practical impact of the present emergency orders.

    Third, I would grant the applications because they implicate a “case or controversy” of the greatest historical consequence between the two representative and accountable branches of our state government: each in concurrence seeking the counsel of the third branch as to what is demanded by the constitutional charter that has guided the people’s government for the past 185 years. The Governor contends that her office possesses the authority to issue the executive orders in response to the present emergency, while the Legislature in response contends that her office lacks such
    authority absent its own participation. Put simply, what is at issue is how the extraordinary emergency powers of government are to be invoked and how the decisionmakers of our two most fundamental constitutional institutions are respectively to be engaged.

    Fourth, I would grant the applications because time is an altogether relevant consideration to what is required of this judiciary. Our state continues in the midst of an emergency in which both the lives and the liberties of its people are being lost each day. By today’s action, it is unlikely that this Court will ever decisively resolve the present dispute and thus that whatever errors or excesses may have been made in the course of the present emergency will never be pronounced or remedied but left only to be repeated on the occasion of what inevitably will arise some day as our next emergency.

    Fifth, I would grant the applications because this case cries out for the most expedited and final review of the highest court of this state. If there is a matter, if there is an obligation, that compels the most urgent action of this Court, it is the present matter, our present obligation. This case defines the very purpose and the fundamental responsibility of a supreme court of this union of states. By our decision to deny the applications for bypass, we bypass an exercise of authority to decide what is perhaps the most substantial dispute ever presented to this Court, not only diminishing our standing among the judicial institutions of our federal system but diminishing our relevance within
    the judicial institutions of this state itself.
    ZAHRA, J., joins the statement of MARKMAN,J.

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  31. Well Done barber,👍🇺🇸,
    Michigan Governor nothing But socialism power hungry only the one Term Governor,👎🤥


  32. KMD says:

    Here in the heart of suburban NYC area, I’ve been civilly disobeying the asinine mask ‘orders’ and shopping plain faced, this entire time. Have only been asked about it once (about 3weeks ago). I laughed at the store owner after pointing out that he pulled his mask OFF when asking me to put a mask ON…
    Before leaving I made sure to let him know that I do respect hus rights as business owner. But reminded him that these ‘orders’ are NOT LAWS. And if he continues to follow them, I would simply shop elsewhere in the future…
    Now, the mask farce is at an all time high here, and shopping plain faced is more important than ever! The cycle of brainwashing needs to be broken, and I hope that folks who interact with willful plain faced citizens will begin to realize the utter stupidity of this mask malarkey.

    As Sundance has pointed out, it’s not the first person to take action (disobey ‘orders’ ) who counts, it is the second person who joins that allows followers to join in, freely! That is when the wave of change begins…

    Be like this milky white dancer dude…start the party and take the dang mask off!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Bill Dumanch says:

    A whole bunch of us have been whacked, JAILED, FINED, and our things TAKEN away.
    For going to the BEACH.
    Any recompense?
    Expunging of arrest records?
    Because …well, reading IS fundamental
    Fake virus (even BIO 101 in high school) we knew it was

    China KNEW their enemy would be FAUCI.
    And, he would get it WRONG.
    See, Fauci has Napoleon Lil’ Man Complex
    HIS response to a SIMPLE Corona with a SLIGHT twist?
    Attempt to CURE Coronavirus.
    (Really, Man of LaMancha is playing in background )
    (French virologists knew a zinc/Vit C/Chloroquine regimen WORKS)
    (and, costs about $35 bucks TOTAL)

    Now, we have BANK ACCOUNTS.
    With 10 digits we can allow EVERYBODY to have a unique #
    Those 10 digits aren’t alive.
    Do not mutate into SOMETHING ELSE.
    Corona, it’s like a BBQ event you are throwing
    You have 8 place settings
    Your 5 arrive.
    And 3 a-holes show up-You didn’t invite them
    Or know even WHO these invaders are.
    But, there they are. That’s the mutation.
    Chloroquine SLOWS DOWN this into-your-lungs-with-extreme-prejudice
    that THIS Corona for THIS year had going with it.
    Keeps those 3 from getting say, MORE to come over to the riot.
    The riot that IS your illness.
    FAUCI sees himself as a LARGER than life HERO
    (See, what a large man he is! They’re NOT EVEN SICK !…)

    Yeah, thought so.


  34. Spurwing Plover says:

    Whitmer needs to be recalled the same with other States like Virginia New York and California time to dump the Democrats


  35. kleen says:

    Sounds like victory but it isn’t. The fact that he even had to fight this is a defeat for the whole country, for liberty.
    Yeah… last minute freedom won, but this shouldn’t have happened in first place.


  36. trevieze says:

    Lansing has some hard core super fascists. There are too many Leftist that are destroying there businesses. I shop at businesses that are polite and accommodating to all who want to enter.


  37. Dabigragu says:

    Wonderful news


  38. FTA:

    “If one restaurant and/or bar opens, the state can target the owner. But if every bar and restaurant in town opens; and if everyone ignores and dispatches the silly dictates of the local, regional or state officials; there isn’t a damned thing they can do about it.

    The power of the local, regional or state authority comes from the expressed consent of the people. As soon as the majority of people deny that consent, those officials and state authoritarians lose all of their power.

    Yes, it really is that simple.”

    This is quite true, and comes as a direct result of our principle of “Granting consent to be governed” which stands in contrast to the dictatorial practices of oppressive governments (such as China) that USURP the power of the people and replace it with “Top Down Authoritarianism” maintained through fear and brute force.

    The current problem in America is NOT that our President is repressing the Free Speech of citizens who exercise their rights to peaceably assemble to petition our government to address LEGITIMATE grievances. He’s not.

    The REAL issue is that an increasingly larger sector of our population have REJECTED governance in favor of “Mob Rule” and now violently extorts unreasonably selfish demands from sheepish local officials who are either complicit in their schemes, or afraid to oppose them altogether. THIS is why President Trump has been forced to resort to the use of National Guard units to supplement overwhelmed police departments.

    On this note, it’s remarkable to see local calls to “Defund or Disband” police departments.


    It doesn’t take much to imagine what would result from such folly. If it weren’t for the certain violence from which innocent citizens would suffer, I would say GO FOR IT. The resulting mayhem would be enough to make EVERY VOTER cast out the idiots who would do such a thing.


  39. T2020 says:

    Apparently the removal of liberty doesn’t require consent in NY. It just fkng happened while patriots were busy working and trying to keep good on the table. Took us a couple of months to get pissed off and flip Fredo 2.0 the bird.

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  40. Billie says:

    I’ve noticed this in NYS as well. Cuomo told NY regions who were set to open that they would have to wait until his experts looked at the data to give the okay. A few counties said, were opening up anyhow. With in 13 hours Cuomo’s experts okayed the opening. It was clear to me Cuomo didn’t want to appear to lose control so he pretended he gave the okay and they were opening with his and his experts permission. If more county leadership in NYS simply said, we’re opening the governor would not fight it because he could lose and that would make him look weak.


  41. Bob Parker says:

    It seems to me that Herr Whitmer’s partaking in the protest serve as a CLEAR SIGNAL that it is now OK for all MIchigan business to reopen & all MIchaganders can return to work.

    And if she attempt to shut it all down again, merely show the photos & clips of Herr Wiless Whitmer marching side-by-side with protesters.

    For if the Guv can ignore her own decrees on social distancing, so can her fellow citizens!!

    It’s back to work Michigan!!

    And man, is your Governor STUPID!!


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