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Monday, January 08, 2007

Conflict on the Michigan Supreme Court

Prof. Eugene Volokh is reporting that Justice Elizabeth Weaver of the Michigan Supreme Court has filed a vociferous dissent to the re-election of Justice Clifford Taylor as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. In her dissent, Justice Weaver claims that Justices Taylor, Corrigan, Young, and Markman are all unfit to be Chief Justice.

Personally, I think Justice Weaver seems a little unhinged in her dissent. Check it out yourself. Justices Taylor, Corrigan, Young, and Markman are excellent legal scholars and are generally considered as advocates of conservative jurisprudence. I have great respect for those justices. Justices Corrigan and Markman are also supporters of Ave Maria School of Law. As for Justice Weaver... I don't hold her in as high esteem as the others.

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