State AG won’t enforce governor’s emergency orders

The state's Supreme Court ruled the governor's executive orders unconstitutional on Friday. The state's AG said she won't enforce the rules but hopes people will follow them anyway.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Sunday she wouldn’t enforce the governor’s executive orders. That comes after the state’s Supreme Court struck down the basis of the governor’s state of emergency declaration that gives her the power to issue those orders.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued nearly 200 executive orders since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. They cover everything from rules limiting public gatherings to the controversial mask mandate.

A spokesperson for the AG, Ryan Jarvi, said she does not disagree with the orders.

“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,” he said, according to Bridge Michigan.

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