The Record-Eagle has an interesting feature on the growing rift on the Michigan Supreme Court. At the center of it is former Chief Justice and Leelanau resident Justice Elizabeth Weaver (a Republican) and the 4 other Republican judges.
In a recent opinion, Justice Weaver wrote: “Members of the majority have recently been accused of their own appearances of impropriety for their participation in various cases. They have attempted to characterize these accusations as politically and philosophically motivated, but it is alarming that now the majority’s apparent solution to their predicament is is to rewrite how the rules that govern the conduct of judges will be applied.”
Political columnist George Weeks of Glen Haven says “This has been going on a long time, pretty much ‘under the robes,’ so to speak.”
There’s a whole bunch more in Weaver in center of storm on court in the Traverse City Record-Eagle.