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By PTurner, Section News
Chief Justice Robert Young of the Michigan Supreme Court released a statement this afternoon discussing how the Rule of Law judicial philosophy compelled his, and his Rule of Law colleagues', decisions regarding the various ballot proposals. In addition to the Court's opinion itself (authored by Justice Brian Zahra) it is an interesting companion piece.
In particular, Young concisely and persuasively explains why the Court's decision was proper, even if conservatives may feel some disappointment that proposals that represent bad policy will make it to the ballot this November.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Rule of Law.
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Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 Gov. Rick Snyder appointed David Fischer, of Bloomfield Hills, to the Judicial Tenure Commission.
The commission works to ensure the integrity of the judicial process and preserve public confidence in the courts. It is responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct or incapacity, and for recommending any disciplinary action.
"David has extensive experience with public service and private sector roles," Snyder said. "His unique background will benefit the commission and our citizens."
Fischer is the chairman and CEO of The Suburban Collection, the 13th largest automotive group in the country and one of the largest privately owned automotive groups in Michigan. He serves as chairman emeritus of the North American International Auto Show, is a member of the College of Creative Studies Board of Trustees and is the emeritus director of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Fischer and his wife actively support more than 20 charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Fischer will serve a three-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2014. He replaces Richard Long. The appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. The executive director of the Judicial Tenure Commission is Paul Fischer. He and David Fischer are not related.
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