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Michigan judges keep indoor gyms closed due to coronavirus, siding with governor
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A three-judge panel sided with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday night to keep indoor gyms closed hours before they would have been allowed to reopen.
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"Crises like COVID-19 can call for quick, decisive measures to save lives," the judges said in their ruling. "Yet those measures can have extreme costs — costs that often are not borne evenly. The decision to impose those costs rests with the political branches of government, in this case, Governor Whitmer."
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Whitmer, a Democrat who has faced backlash from residents over strict coronavirus lockdown measures, appealed after U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney said last week that gyms could reopen.