State Supreme Court makes history with Chief Justice selection


The Michigan Supreme Court has made history today by unanimously electing Justice Bridget M. McCormack to serve a two-year term as Chief Justice.

Her election today marks the first time in state history that the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Chief Justice are all women.

McCormack becomes the sixth woman to serve as Chief Justice.

She was elected to the Court in 2012 after being on the faculty at the University of Michigan Law School.

“Michigan’s courts must be accessible to all, engaged with the communities they serve, independent of political pressure, and efficient in making the best use of public resources,” said Chief Justice McCormack.

The Court chooses a Chief Justice every two years.

Chief Justice McCormack is the 67th Chief Justice since Michigan became a state in 1836. 

Michigan is the only state in the nation with women in all four leadership posts.

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