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Ahead of new cases, MI Supreme Court justices describe their roles

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Every year, October is when the state’s highest court, the Michigan Supreme Court, begins hearing oral arguments. That process is set to start tomorrow at the State Capitol building.The seven-justice court is described as the state’s “court of last resort.” Hundreds of litigants appear before it in the course of a year, hoping it will overturn a decision made at the Court of Appeals level. Decisions follow these oral arguments and are rendered throughout the year.

Current State talks with two Michigan Supreme Court justices. Bridget McCormack, a liberal, won election to the court in 2012. Chief Justice Bob Young, a conservative, has served on the high court since 1999. He’s in his fourth year as its Chief Justice.

Kevin Lavery served as a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered before retiring in 2023.
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