AG Press Secretary Issues Statement Regarding Michigan Supreme Court's Recent Decision

Contact: Ryan Jarvi 517-599-2746
Agency: Attorney General

October 4, 2020

LANSING – Press Secretary Ryan Jarvi today issued the following statement on behalf of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel: 

“In light of the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday, the Attorney General will no longer enforce the Governor’s Executive Orders through criminal prosecution. However, her decision is not binding on other law enforcement agencies or state departments with independent enforcement authority. It’s her fervent hope that people continue to abide by the measures that Governor Whitmer put in place - like wearing face masks, adhering to social distancing requirements and staying home when sick - since they’ve proven effective at saving lives. If it weren’t for the Governor’s actions, countless more of our friends, family and neighbors would have been lost to COVID-19. We can respect both the court’s decision and the advice of medical experts by continuing with these important measures voluntarily.”

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