Emergency powers enable the executive branch of government to make laws unilaterally, bypassing the statutory and constitutional requirements meant to protect the public from authoritarianism. This report identifies and analyzes the emergency powers that exist in Michigan law. It explains how to better ensure that these powers serve their purpose and how to reform these laws so that individuals are protected from their potential misuse.
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