Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley issue statements on new Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice selection

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

Gov. Rick Snyder made the following statement today after the announcement the Michigan Supreme Court selected Justice Stephen Markman as their new Chief Justice:

“Chief Justice Bob Young has been an outstanding leader of the judicial system during the last six years. With his direction, the statewide court system has undergone a transformation to make filings more accessible and affordable for residents. He has helped shape a specialty court system that has achieved great success in helping Michiganders address the cause of their crimes and prevent future offenses.

“Justice Markman has been a fair and consistent voice on the Supreme Court for 17 years, and his wealth of knowledge about Michigan’s judicial system and constitutional law will be great assets as he takes the helm. I look forward to working with him to continue the modernization of our court system.”

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley’s statement on Chief Justice Markman:

“Michiganders can take pride in the exceptional leadership we have on the Michigan Supreme Court. Both Chief Justice Young and incoming Chief Justice Markman are strong leaders we can be proud of who uphold the Constitution and high standards of the court while serving the people of our state.”