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Clement selected to serve as MI Supreme Court chief justice

Elizabeth Clement
David Eggert
Elizabeth Clement

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Elizabeth Clement will continue to lead the state’s judicial branch

Clement has been serving as chief justice for the past month – since the former Chief Justice, Bridget Mary McCormack, stepped down.

In a closed-door vote, the court’s seven justices selected her to serve a full two-year term leading the state’s judicial branch.

In a statement, Clement said her priorities include expanding online services and improving juvenile justice.

Clement was appointed to the court in 2017 by then-Governor Rick Snyder and was elected to the court in 2018 as a nominee of the Republican Party – although some of her decisions have alienated Clement from the GOP base. She leads a court that has a majority of justices nominated by the Democratic Party.

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