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'Judicial Politics': Restoring the Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 85, No. 1, p. 38, 2006

7 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2011  

Nelson P. Miller

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: January 1, 2006

Abstract

The Michigan Supreme Court has developed an unfortunate reputation nationally for reversing its own precedents based on political majorities on the court. That reputation undermines public confidence in the judiciary. The court should avoid statements in its opinions that highlight the shifting political majorities and should take other specific steps to rebuild public confidence in the integrity and stability of its decisions.

Keywords: politics, political, judiciary, majority, precedent, stare decisis, reputation, public, confidence

Suggested Citation

Miller, Nelson P., 'Judicial Politics': Restoring the Michigan Supreme Court (January 1, 2006). Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 85, No. 1, p. 38, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1961632

Nelson Miller (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

111 Commerce S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/miller_nelson.html

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