Tipping the scale of justice Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appointed his counsel Beth Clement to the Michigan Supreme Court, cementing a personal judicial legacy that could last for decades
A word of wxplanation is required at this point; Michigan Supreme Court justices are elected on a non-partisan affiliations. But to get on the ballot, a supreme Court candidate must be nominated by a party or perform the daunting task of gathering petition signatures. So the non-partisan is essentailly an illusion that has become increasingly hard to maintain as the cost of campaigns has escalted.