On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Robert Young announced his retirement from the bench. His retirement will be effective April 30 or earlier as he winds up his affairs on the state’s highest Court. Justice Young will be returning to his former law firm of Dickinson Wright.
Justice Young served three years on the Michigan Court of Appeals and eighteen years on the Michigan Supreme Court, including six years as Chief Justice. Prior to his time on the bench, he worked at Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman, where he became a partner. He also worked as vice president, corporate secretary, and general counsel of AAA Michigan. Justice Young is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School.
Governor Rick Snyder will appoint his replacement to serve the remainder of his term, ending in 2018. The appointed Justice will run for reelection, and a full term, on the Court at that time.
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