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Supreme Court Selects Chief Justice

Jan 06, 2023

Justice Elizabeth Clement will continue her service as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court after a vote by her colleagues this month. She was first selected in November 2022 to finish the role of Chief Justice following the retirement from the bench of former Justice Bridget McCormack. This week, the Justices selected her to […]

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The Race for the State’s Highest Court

Oct 21, 2022

During the 2022 election cycle, two positions are up for election on the Michigan Supreme Court. Both of the justices currently serving in those slots are running for reelection to the state’s highest court. In Michigan, there are seven justices, who each serve eight-year terms. The terms are staggered to end every two years. Candidates […]

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Supreme Court Announces Next Round of Oral Arguments

Sep 24, 2021

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in 11 cases next month. The Court will hear the cases on October 6 and 7, via Zoom. The arguments will be livestreamed on the Court’s YouTube page. To view the schedule of oral arguments, please click here.

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Michigan Supreme Court Reelects Chief Justice

Jan 08, 2021

This week, the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously voted to reelect Justice Bridget McCormack as Chief Justice. This will be her second two-year term in the role. Chief Justice McCormack joined the Supreme Court in January 2013. Prior to that, she was a law professor and dean at the University of Michigan Law School. Previously, Chief […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Races

Nov 06, 2020

Chief Justice Bridget McCormack and Elizabeth Welch won the competitive race for two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court. Additionally, with their election those nominated by the Democratic Party will hold a majority on the Court. Chief Justice Bridget McCormack was first elected to the Supreme Court in 2012 and began serving in January 2013. […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Elects New Chief Justice

Jan 11, 2019

This week, Justice Bridget McCormack was elected by her colleagues to serve a two-year term as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. She is the sixth woman in Michigan history to serve as Chief Justice. This also marks the first time in state history that the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Chief […]

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Governor Makes Supreme Court Appointment

Nov 17, 2017

Governor Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Clement to the Michigan Supreme Court. She currently serves as chief legal counsel to the governor, prior to that she was deputy chief of staff and deputy legal counsel in the executive office. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her law degree […]

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Vacancy Created on the Michigan Supreme Court

Nov 03, 2017

This week, the United States Senate confirmed the appointment of former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen to the federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.  She was nominated to the position by President Donald Trump in May 2017. Governor Rick Snyder appointed Judge Larsen to the highest state court in September 2015 and she was […]

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