Granholm Names Judge To State Supreme Court

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm has named Appeals Court Judge Alton Thomas Davis to the Michigan Supreme Court.
The move comes the same day that 69-year-old Justice Elizabeth Weaver resigned, only four months from the end of her second term, allowing the Democratic governor to name a replacement.
Weaver had been unlikely to get the Republican nomination for a third term and planned to run as an independent. But she tendered her resignation Thursday on the condition that the governor appoint a northern Michigan judge to replace her.
The appointment doesn't require the approval of the state Legislature.
Granholm appointed Davis to the Appeals Court in 2005.


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  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Aug 26, 2010 at 11:40 AM
    Oh goody. Another liberal judge on Michigan's highest court. Wonder if this guy will have the usual liberal identity crisis, confusing himself with our elected senators and representatives. You know, the people who are elected to actually make laws. For some reason, liberal judges can't seem to help themselves. In their arrogance, they like to create new laws supportive of their personal opinions, rather than ruling according to existing laws. Too bad Governor Granholm's reign of terror didn't come to an end before she got the opportunity to appoint this judge. Our state is in such a deep hole, and that woman just keeps shoveling.
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