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‘Politics is creeping into courts’

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Michigan Supreme Court chief justice shares thoughts on court politicization

When Bridget Mary McCormack joined the Michigan Supreme Court a decade ago, she sought to depoliticize the state’s seven-justice court of last resort.

However, as the chief justice now prepares to retire six years early from the bench by the end of this year, the Michigan Supreme Court remains colored by politics, as do many other state and federal courts.