Tuesday, May 24, 2022

More Michigan Dem Lawfare Proceeds Apace

So Governor Whitmer is basically suing the state - she's actually suing 13 county prosecutors - the same state she runs and to whom she swore she would faithfully execute the laws thereof, because she wants to have Michigan's 1931 Abortion law declared unconstitutional.

Again, she's the governor of the state, and instead of acting through the executive or trying to persuade the legislative branch, she's basically suing her own branch of government, that she's in charge of, in Court.

Again, its a rather chummy play, with her basically suing without any actual case or controversy in question yet, and she's trying to bypass normal legal procedure by boosting it right to the Michigan Supreme Court, and ignoring a Michigan Court of Appeals case from 1997 that held there is no right to an abortion in the state constitution.

Not quite as blatant as the Planned Parenthood case where everyone involved including plaintiff, defendant, and judge is on the same side, but it's darn close.

The Detroit Free Press: Michigan Supreme Court agrees to take up procedural question in Whitmer abortion lawsuit

The Michigan Supreme Court asked a few questions, including the really important one: Whether there is an actual case and controversy requirement and, if so, whether it is met here

In short no, there isn't one yet so the case should be dismissed outright without even getting to the other questions and the governor should be sanctioned for this nonsense.

It seems that when it comes to abortion, the Michigan Dems are ready to throw all procedural and legal norms out the window to get the result they want quick.   

No way that this kind of game playing could go wrong or backfire on them, now could it?

Again, regardless of what you think about abortion, this kind of harm to both state level separation of powers and judicial norms is just plain wrong.


MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

"Virtue Signal Detected", She is catering to her base, I don't know how her reelection chances will go, you are more on the pulse of that state than I am.

Aaron said...

MrGarabaldi: We will see. Unfortunately she has the Dems eating out of her hand believing she saved them during Covid - hot tip: she didn't. They also love and believe that she's some kind of effective leader -and no, she isn't that either.

But given the revelation of some primary election trickery that may have just eliminated the Republican contender most likely to knock her out, she's got some pretty good chances of winning this increasingly Blue state even as she's been terrible for the state economically, socially and leadership wise.