Judge declares 'constitutional rights not absolute' in upholding Michigan stay-home order

Source: American Military News - View Original Article
Published: Apr 30, 2020
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95% "It is true that this measure is a severe one, and greatly restricts each of our liberties to move about as we see fit, ..."
91% "However, in another order on April 9, Whitmer banned all travel between residences in the state, aside from a few exceptions, to extend to ..."
81% "Those liberty interests are, and always have been, subject to society's interest -- society being our fellow residents.""
79% "The order also threatened violators with a misdemeanor, the least severe of which is punishable by up to 93 days in jail, according to ..."
74% "A Michigan judge has refused to block Gov. Whitmer's stay-home order, which he deemed as necessary and constitutional despite admitting its infringement on constitutional ..."
70% "The order prohibited Michigan residents from traveling between homes in the state unless caring for another individual or pet, visiting a nursing home or ..."
63% "They -- our fellow residents -- have an interest to remain unharmed by a highly communicable and deadly virus, Murray wrote.""
58% "But the governor determined that severe measures were necessary, and had to be quickly implemented to prevent the uncontrolled spreading of the virus.""
54% "Murray justified the infringement of rights by describing the order as temporary and in the public's interest.""

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95% : "It is true that this measure is a severe one, and greatly restricts each of our liberties to move about as we see fit, as we do in normal times," Murray admitted.
91% : Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a statement after the ruling, expressing her satisfaction with Murray's ruling, adding that Whitmer's order "has always been to protect human life."
91% : However, in another order on April 9, Whitmer banned all travel between residences in the state, aside from a few exceptions, to extend to May 1.
81% : "Those liberty interests are, and always have been, subject to society's interest -- society being our fellow residents.
79% : The order also threatened violators with a misdemeanor, the least severe of which is punishable by up to 93 days in jail, according to Michigan law.
74% : A Michigan judge has refused to block Gov. Whitmer's stay-home order, which he deemed as "necessary" and constitutional despite admitting its infringement on constitutional rights. Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray ruled on Wednesday against a lawsuit brought by five Michigan residents who argued that the order was abusive and a violation of rights of due process.
70% : The order prohibited Michigan residents from traveling between homes in the state unless caring for another individual or pet, visiting a nursing home or healthcare facility, attending a funeral or a court-ordered child custody appearance.
63% : They -- our fellow residents -- have an interest to remain unharmed by a highly communicable and deadly virus," Murray wrote.
58% : "But the governor determined that severe measures were necessary, and had to be quickly implemented to prevent the uncontrolled spreading of the virus."
54% : Murray justified the infringement of rights by describing the order as temporary and in the public's interest.
54% : The order suspended all activities deemed "not necessary to sustain or protect life."
34% : Whitmer had issued a stay-at-home order on March 23, approximately two weeks after the state confirmed its first coronavirus case.
31% : "Most, if not all, individual constitutional rights are not absolute and are subject to a balancing with the countervailing state interest," Murray declared in justifying the order.
30% : The order has now been extended to May 15, and some nonessential businesses are permitted to reopen.
27% : Murray further declared that Whitmer does not have "uncontrolled, arbitrary power."
16% : On April 1, Whitmer expanded the order and declared a state of emergency.

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