AG Nessel Issues Statement After Court Rules in Favor of Governor

Contact: Ryan Jarvi 517-335-7666
Agency: Attorney General

May 21, 2020

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement after the Michigan Court of Claims decision today on the legality of Gov. Whitmer's executive orders:

“We’re still reviewing the opinion but I’m pleased that the Court acted quickly to clarify legal issues of significant importance to the people of this State. With this clarity, it’s my hope that our public officials and residents can move forward with confidence that the Governor has acted in accordance with the authority provided to her under the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act. It’s time for us all to focus on the health and safety of the People in this State rather than fighting against each other in unnecessary legal battles in our courts.”

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