VIDEO: Governor Snyder appoints David Viviano to Supreme Court

By Mike Brownfield | February 28, 2013


Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday announced his appointment of Judge David Viviano to the Michigan Supreme Court.

"Judge Viviano has a distinguished record of judicial integrity and innovation," Snyder said. "His deep respect for the judicial branch of government and his commitment to the rule of law will serve Michigan well. I have every confidence that he will be a compassionate, principled justice. He is an outstanding addition to the Michigan Supreme Court."

In his remarks, Judge Viviano explained his view on the role of the Court.

"I am committed to the rule of law,” he said. “I do believe in the separation of powers. I believe it's the judge's role to fairly interpret the law and to defer to the policy choices that were made by the legislature."

Read more in a news release.