Stories tagged: "Michigan Supreme Court"

Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden is running for Michigan's Supreme Court. Photo: Kyra Harris Bolden
‘The stakes couldn’t be higher’: Abortion, democracy and the woman who could be Michigan’s first Black woman justice

“I did not raise my hand initially to run for Michigan Supreme Court and be pregnant,” Bolden, holding her now eight-week-old daughter Emerson, said. “That was not on my radar.”

The Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice is seen, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Here’s Why the Michigan Supreme Court Race is Important 

Two spots on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs on Nov. 8, and the winners will have a hand in making some big decisions.

Bridget McCormack, a Democratic Party nominee, has been on the court since 2013 and still had six years left in her second term. (Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack via Facebook)
Whitmer to Appoint Replacement to Michigan Supreme Court as Chief Justice Leaves Bench

The chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court will step down by the end of 2022, leaving Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to pick a new justice to fill the term—at least through 2024.

Four women casting votes in booths at polling station. (Image via Shutterstock)
Michigan Measure to Expand Voting Access Set for Supreme Court Appeal

Promote the Vote 2022, the organization behind the proposed ballot initiative, has seven days to appeal the decision to the Democrat-leaning Michigan Supreme Court. The ballot must be finalized by Sept. 9.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan collect signatures for the "Reproductive Freedom for All" ballot initiative at a protest after the draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked. (Source: PPAM Facebook)
Michigan Panel Recommends Abortion Proposal for November Ballot

Michigan's Bureau of Elections recommended that the state's election board give final approval to a ballot initiative seeking to enshrine abortion rights into the state Constitution.

FILE - Health aide Angela Martin helps former Detroit Red Wings star Vladimir Konstantinov into his wheelchair on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in West Bloomfield, Mich. Konstantinov suffered a severe brain stem injury from an accident in a limousine with an impaired driver after a Stanley Cup celebration nearly 25 years ago. He was in danger of losing his 24/7 care he has had for two-plus decades, but major changes in Michigan car insurance law do not apply to people who were severely injured before summer 2019, the state appeals court said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. It is a victory for long-term victims of motor vehicle crashes and their care providers. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Long-Term Victims of Car Crashes in Michigan Win Key Court Decision

Major changes in Michigan car insurance law do not apply to people who were catastrophically injured before the summer of 2019, the state appeals court said Thursday.

In this image from video provided by WNEM-TV, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein, who is blind, gets into a car to drive for the first time at the Genesee County fairgrounds in Mt. Morris, Mich., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. Sheriff Chris Swanson, rear, rode in the passenger seat and gave instructions. (WNEM-TV via AP)
‘Hit the Gas’: Blind Michigan Judge Takes a Drive in Mt. Morris

A blind Michigan judge went for a drive and a sheriff rode shotgun.