LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Legislature can repeal a law that was the backbone of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus orders, without her interference, after a unanimous decision Friday from the Michigan Supreme Court.

The order to certify the ballot measure came after two Democrats on the Board of State Canvassers opposed ratifying it in April, despite a finding from the elections bureau that enough signatures — 460,000 — had been collected. The justices, four Democrats and three Republicans, said the panel “has a clear legal duty to certify the petition.”

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