REPORT: Judge rules in case of Michigan barber who opened despite lockdown order

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BY TEAM DML / MAY 22, 2020 /

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A Michigan judge has ruled that a barber who defied the state’s stay-at-home order and opened his business does not have to close.

Karl Manke, 77, has kept his Owosso, Michigan, barbershop open since May 4, despite a license suspension, a cease and desist order, and a temporary restraining order from the state’s attorney general. A Shiawassee County judge ruled Thursday he can remain open, according to the Lansing State Journal.

The article goes on to state the following:

Shiawassee County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart opted not to grant Attorney General Dana Nessel her request to force Manke’s closure, which effectively allows Manke to keep cutting hair.

From the Journal:

Stewart said the decision was a “close call” in an opinion issued Thursday. 

He said it makes sense at face value that putting people close together for prolonged amounts of time poses a public health risk, but the attorney general’s office failed to say how Manke’s shop was a risk. 

“(The attorney general) has not presented any studies underlying the doctor’s conclusion. (The attorney general) has not shown any nexus between the cutting of hair and an increased risk of transmission,” Stewart wrote in his opinion. “(The attorney general’s) filings rest more on general facts about COVID-19 than specific practices or conditions at (Manke’s) business.”

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