Macomb Daily: “I know he may find it surprising but we here at the court are concerned about the law,” Chmura said. “I am not going to allow the mayor to be the law simply because he doesn’t like people. There is no basis in the law for what he is trying to do.”
Fouts last week issued an order prohibiting smoking within 100 feet of any city building and had large bright yellow signs installed at various entrances. The order applies to visitors, city employees and all elected officials, the mayor said.
“I am disappointed Judge Chmura will not take into account the residents who may be sensitive or have life-threatening illnesses and don’t want to have to walk through a cloud of cigarette smoke that clings to their clothes,” Fouts said. “To me, this reinforces the idea that some judges think they are above moral law and the law of the land.”
Moral law seemingly defined here as a law not created by any constitutionally-recognized authority. -- JTW