What a Democratic Supreme Court majority will mean for Michigan

Beth LeBlanc
The Detroit News

Starting Jan. 1, the majority on the Michigan Supreme Court will flip to Democratic-nominated justices for the first time since a brief stint in 2010 and a longer period that ended in 1998.

Democratic-nominated candidate Elizabeth Welch won election to the court on Nov. 3 to replace Justice Stephen Markman, one of the last appointees of Republican former Gov. John Engler who is retiring at the end of December. She joins fellow Democratic-nominated justices Bridget McCormack, Richard Bernstein and Megan Cavanagh.

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