L to R: Joseph Lehman, Patrick Wright and Jordan Warnsholz
A successful lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lead to an Oct. 15 speaking engagement at a regional event of the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, for two Mackinac Center staffers. President Joe Lehman and Vice President for Legal Affairs Patrick Wright were joined by Jordan Warnsholz, a physical therapist and Mackinac Center client in the case. The event, held in accordance with social distancing protocols at a drive-in theater in Sterling Heights, was an opportunity for Warnsholz, Wright and Lehman to share the good news about the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling. Justices found Gov. Whitmer’s use of emergency powers to be “illegal and unconstitutional.” Other speakers at the event included national conservative leader Matt Schlapp and John James, who was then a candidate from Michigan for the U.S. Senate.