Governor’s orders against non-essential businesses unjustified.
The Department of Justice has filed a Statement of Interest in a civil lawsuit regarding the lockdown order of Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The statement calls the governor’s orders “arbitrary and irrational.” The lawsuit has been brought by seven businesses affected by the order.
The DOJ statement says that the governor issued restrictions upon citizens for the sake of public health that were unjustified and “without legal authority.” The statement continue that the order, as well as its enforcement, “could violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.” Highlighted in the lawsuit is the similarities between some businesses deemed essential and those under restrictions as non-essential.
As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…
- For the Department of Justice as it seeks to defend the constitutional rights of citizens.
- For business owners impacted by the shutdowns to be able to recover.
Sources: Justice.gov, Newsweek