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Tag: stare decisis
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
On November 2, 2010, the voters of Michigan elected Judge Mary Beth Kelly to the state's highest court. Combined with the re-election of Justice Robert Young, they turned out Justice Alton Davis and restored a rule-of-law majority to that bench. That's a good thing. Unfortunately, that proper refereeing mentality didn't actually exist on SCOMI until noon on New Year's Day . . . when Justice-elect Kelly was sworn in.
This meant that, for the two months between Election Day and Inauguration Day, a rule-of-empathy majority still existed on Michigan's State Supreme Court. And just like the legislature, the high priesthood of creative interpretation held a lame-duck session, in which they've managed to come up with a way to screw us all.
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