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Gretchen Whitmer

Apr 1, 2022

Jury hearing closing arguments in Gov. Whitmer kidnap trial

A prosecutor urged jurors Friday to convict four men in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, saying they were anti-government extremists "filled with rage" and intent on igniting a civil war.

Mar 31, 2022

Defense rests in trial of 4 men in Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot (UPDATE)

Four men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must decide whether they will testify in their own defense as the trial moves toward the finish line.

Feb 9, 2022

2nd man pleads guilty in alleged 2020 plot to kidnap Whitmer (UPDATE)

A man charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty Wednesday, a second key conviction for the government just a month before four others face trial.

Feb 7, 2022

2nd guilty plea planned in alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer

A man charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to plead guilty, according to documents filed Monday, giving prosecutors another insider who could be a central witness at a March trial.

Nov 16, 2020

Whitmer says she has authority to do 2nd stay-home order

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she has the authority to issue a second stay-at-home order to curb the spiking coronavirus if necessary, pointing to an epidemic-powers law that her administration has used since a setback at the state Supreme Court.

Oct 20, 2020

Man charged in Whitmer kidnapping plot released on bail

A Wisconsin man charged in a plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been released from jail after posting a $10,000 cash bail.

Oct 16, 2020

Judge finds cases against 5 in Whitmer plot can move forward

Prosecutors provided enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the state's governor, a federal judge ruled Friday in Grand Rapids.

Oct 8, 2020

13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in response to what the alleged perpetrators viewed as her "uncontrolled power," authorities said on Thursday in announcing charges in an alleged scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to snatch Whitmer at her vacation home.

Aug 21, 2020

Michigan appeals court upholds governor’s emergency powers

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency declarations and orders to curb the coronavirus clearly fall within the scope of her powers, the state's appeals court ruled Friday, rejecting Republican lawmakers' contention that she cannot indefinitely act without their approval.

May 15, 2020

Michigan judge hears latest clash over stay-home orders

The Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature urged a judge Friday to strike down stay-home orders and other restrictions related to the coronavirus, saying Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer trampled on their authority in declared statewide emergencies.

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