Michigan Republicans Select Supreme Court Nominees

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Republicans have selected Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Colleen O'Brien as their third nominee for a seat on the state Supreme Court.

O'Brien joins justices Stephen Markman and Brian Zahra on the three-person ticket in the Nov. 6 election. The nominations of Markman and Zahra never were in doubt Saturday.

The only real contest at the Republican Party's state convention in Grand Rapids was O'Brien against appeals court Judge Jane Markey.

Political parties nominate people for the Supreme Court, but the candidates don't appear on the ballot with party affiliation.

Republicans control the court, 4-3. Markman has been a justice since 1999. Zahra was appointed last year by Gov. Rick Snyder and is running to fill the remaining two years that belonged to Maura Corrigan, who resigned.

WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Comments may take up to 24 hours or longer to appear on the site.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 169041116 - wilx.com/a?a=169041116
Gray Television, Inc.