77-year-old barber Karl Manke just scored an incredible victory as the Michigan Supreme Court ruled 7-0 in his favor.
Great Lakes News reported on Facebook:
A Great Lakes News EXCLUSIVE- The Michigan Supreme Court rules unanimously in favor of Shiawassee County barber Karl Manke. Manke’s attorney, David Kallman, called it the “biggest, most lopsided victory of his career.”
This court ruling shoots down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel’s attempt to fine Manke and pull his license after he started to cut hair before lifting certain executive orders.
Per Breitbart, according to Great Lakes News, Manke’s attorney, David Kallman, called it the “biggest, most lopsided victory of his career.”
Whitmer and Nessel fined Manke and stripped him of his license after he repeatedly refused to close his business in defiance of Whitmer’s executive orders.
A Michigan Court of Appeals upheld that Manke’s license suspension was valid, but the Supreme Court decision reversed that.
Manke was defiant after the Appeals Court ruling and told WILX, “I’m still open, still working until they cut my hands off.”
Breitbart News caught up with Manke during the recent “Operation Haircut” protest.
He said the response during the protest and the support for his stand was “overwhelming,” and called himself “a Michigan small town barber that just wants to work.”
“This is an oppressive move on this governor’s part,” Manke said, observing that it “reflects almost a police state.”
“I refuse to stand down on this,” he said.
“I wasn’t this rock star three weeks ago,” Manke told Breitbart News, but Whitmer made him one.
He thanked God for the development.
“I’m still standing up. I still have that courage,” Manke said.